Measure of Academic Progress (MAP)

Measure of Academic Progress (MAP)

Our District began using MAP assessments in 2016-2017 in grades 2 - 10. Students take MAP assessments in Fall, Winter, and Spring. We will be using the Spring MAP results in our course placement decisions

MAP tests are unique in that they are adaptive tests your child took on a computer. That means that the test became more difficult the more questions your child answered correctly. When your child incorrectly answered a question, the test became easier. Therefore, your child took a test specifically created for his or her learning level.

Your child’s MAP results are reported in RIT scores. This is a different type of score than a typical test that provides a percentage correct. It is also different from many tests that provide results based on your child’s scores compared to others in his or her grade level. 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. Your child immediately sees their score upon completion of the assessment.

MAP also determines a Lexile level. This is a measure a student reader's ability. A Lexile measure serves two unique functions: it is the measure of how difficult a text is OR a student's reading ability level.

Please see the resources below for additional information about MAP assessments and results.

MAP Parent Toolkit