The Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) are computer administered and scored achievement tests designed to measure growth in student learning for individual students, classrooms, and the school as a whole. St. Joseph’s School administered tests for mathematics and reading to students in grades 3-8 in the fall and will test the same grades again in the spring. These tests yield a national percentile score as well as a growth scale score (RIT).
MAP Results are reported using two scales—RIT and Percentiles. In addition, students are given a Lexile score for reading.
RIT (Rasch unITs) are used to show a student’s current achievement on a scale that is independent of grade level. These scores show growth over time. RIT scores show what students are ready to learn rather than what they have already mastered.
Percentiles are used to compare a student to a large group of students of similar age or grade level. These scores are useful to compare students around the country. For example, a student at the 85th percentile ranks the same as or higher than 85 students in a group of 100.
Lexile Scores: Along with reading RIT scores, MAP assessments also report Lexile scores. With its unique reading scale and set of corresponding tools, the Lexile Framework for Reading provides another way to measure a student's reading level and growth. The framework helps educators and parents select reading materials that appropriately challenge students, thereby guiding the development of stronger reading skills.
Math Activities by RIT
Thanks to South Washington County Schools for some of the above links.