MAP Overview Powerpoint

MAP-Measures of
Academic Progress
tests a student’s skill level in
reading, math and language
When are tests given?
Three (3) times per year
Fall - August/September
Winter- December/January
Spring - March/April
How are tests given?
• On the computer under adult supervision
• Adjusts to student’s level so that each
sees different questions
MAP Tests….
• When taking a MAP test, the
difficulty of each question is based
on how well a student answers all the
previous questions. As the student
answers correctly, questions become
more difficult. If a student answers
incorrectly, the questions become
easier. The final score is an estimate
of the student’s achievement level.
What are the MAP
assessments used for?
• MAP tests are used to measure your
child’s progress, or growth, in the areas of
math, reading, and language usage.
• The scale used to measure your child’s
progress is called the RIT (Rasch unIT.)
The RIT scale is an equal-interval scale
much like feet and inches on a yardstick.
It is used to chart your child’s academic
growth from year to year.
How do I read my child’s
MAP Progress Report?
• RIT SCORE-a RIT scores range from
about 150-300. Students typically start
at the 150-190 level in the third grade and
progress to the 240 to 300 level by high
school. RIT scores make it possible to
follow a student’s educational growth from
year to year.
More MAP Terms
• DISTRICT AVERAGE-The average RIT score for all
students in the school district in the same grade who were tested
at the same time as this student.
• NORM GROUP AVERAGE-The average score observed
for students in the norm group. (nationally)
• PERCENTILE RANK-A student’s percentile rank indicates
that the student scored as well as, or better than, that percent of
students in the norm group. In other words, a student with a
percentile rank of 72 scored as well as, or better than, 72% of the
students in the norm group.
• STANDARDS-Standards are statements, developed by states
or districts, of what students should know and be able to do,
related to specific academic areas.
What will happen with the
MAP results?
Teachers use MAP tests to guide
instruction. Immediately following a MAP
assessment, teachers receive test results
so they can provide intervention when it is
needed most. Teachers can evaluate what
learning strategies are working and what
alternatives they need to adopt to
accelerate the growth of every child from
the at-risk student to the advanced
How can I help my child to
be successful?
Ask your student questions
Review his/her homework
Go over assignments
Check student planner daily
Contact the teacher
Visit the classroom
Volunteer at school functions