MAP Growth tests are aligned to the TEKS standards and are constructed to measure student achievement. MAP Growth is a norm-referenced, computer adaptive assessment that identifies the concepts and skills students are ready to learn, as well as instructional areas of focus and relative areas of strength for each child.
Reporting allows for monitoring of student growth across each administration and from one grade level to the next. MAP Growth is administered three times a year to students in grades K-8 in the areas of Reading, Math, and Language.
MAP Growth scores are reported on a vertical Rasch Unit (RIT) scale with a range of 100 to 350. Each content area has its own RIT scale. This is a different type of score than a typical test that provides a percent correct. It is also different from many tests that provide results based on your child’s score compared to others in his or her grade. Instead, the RIT score is an equal-interval scale, like feet and inches, that is independent of grade level. As a result, we can easily measure growth in learning.
This type of score increases the value of the tests as a tool to improve student learning because it enables teachers to recognize where to focus attention for your child’s learning.
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