March 23, 2022
Enclosed you will find your child’s 2021-2022 Winter MAP® (Measures of Academic Progress) Growth™ assessment results. These assessments not only determine your child’s instructional level, but also measure their academic growth throughout the school year (and from year to year) in Math, Reading, and Language arts.
MAP Growth tests from NWEA® are unique in that they are adaptive tests taken on a computer or tablet. This means the test became more difficult when your child answered a question correctly. And when your child answered a question incorrectly, the test became easier. Ultimately, your child took a test specifically targeting their learning level. In addition, since the information presented on the test is aligned with the Georgia Department of Education curriculum, it is the same information that your child should have already been exposed to in school.
Your child’s MAP Growth results are represented as RIT scores. Like inches on a ruler, the RIT scale measures in equal intervals, regardless of a student’s grade—and it remains stable over time. As a result, we can accurately measure students’ growth in between tests and understand if they are performing on, above, or below grade level. RIT scores enable teachers to recognize where to focus attention to optimize your child’s learning and to monitor their progress.
I hope you find these reports informative. If you have questions, please contact your child’s homeroom teacher.
For more information about MAP Growth, visit: NWEA.org/Parent-Toolkit.