MAP (Measures of Academic Progress)

MAP testing is a computer adaptive test that students take two to three times per school year.  The results provide teachers with information to help them deliver appropriate content for each student and determine each student's academic growth over time.


Computer adaptive tests adjust to each student's learning level, providing a unique set of test questions based on their responses to previous questions.  As the student responds to questions, the test responds to the student, adjusting up or down in difficulty.


MAP measures what students know, regardless of their grade level.  It also measures growth over time, allowing you to track your student's progress throughout the school year and across multiple years.


MAP results are delivered in the form of a RIT score.  The RIT (Rasch Unit) scale is stable, equal-interval scale.  Equal-interval means that a change of 10 RIT points indicates the same thing regardless of whether a student is at the top, bottom or middle of the scale, and a RIT score has the same meaning regardless of grade level or age of the student.  You can compare scores over time to tell how much growth a student has made.


MAP Parent Toolkit: