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MAP (Measure of Academic Progress)

Our Spring MAP window is now open.  I can't wait to see the growth that students in fourth grade have made in reading.

"Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) are K – 12 interim assessments that measure growth, project proficiency on high-stakes tests, and inform how educators differentiate instruction, evaluate programs, and structure curriculum. Computer adaptive MAP assessments reveal precisely which academic skills and concepts the student has acquired and what they’re ready to learn. MAP assessments are grade independent and adapt to each student’s instructional level. Every item on a MAP assessment is anchored to a vertically aligned equal interval scale, called the RIT scale for Rasch UnIT—a stable measurement, like inches on a ruler, that covers all grades. And because the measurement is reliable and accurate, RIT scores serve as an essential data point in a student’s learning plan; educators can see their precise learning level and respond accordingly."  NWEA

Pictured below are students using our MAP Goal Card.  Students and I work together to determine a goal for them each time they take a MAP test.  Students take MAP three times a year - Fall, Winter and Spring.  Data from MAP helps me determine next steps in my instruction for students.