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Student MAP Scores

Student MAP testing results are reported in RIT scores (short for Rasch Unit). A RIT score is an estimation of a students instructional level and also measures student progress or growth in school. You may have a chart in your home on which you mark your childs height at certain times, such as on his or her birthday. This is a growth chart to show how much he or she has grown from one year to the next. MAP assessments do the same sort of thing, except they measure your students growth in mathematics, reading, and language usage. The RIT scale is an equal-interval scale much like feet and inches on a yardstick. It is used to chart your childs academic growth from year to year. This type of score increases the value of the tests as a tool to improve student learning because it enables teachers to pinpoint what students have learned and what students are ready to learn.

Understanding the RIT Score


The charts on the inside of this brochure show national median RIT scores for grades 1-9 in a typical school district. You may use these charts to help determine if your student is performing at, above, or below grade level compared to students across the nation. It is important to understand that the MAP test is one test at one point in time. It does not measure intelligence or a students capacity for learning. When making important decisions about students, school staff will consider the MAP test results along with other data such as classroom performance, other test scores, and input from parents and teachers.

Measures of Academic Progress

What is MAP?
Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) is a state-aligned computerized adaptive assessment program that provides Aiken County educators with the information they need to improve teaching and learning and make student-focused, data-driven decisions. Students in grades one through nine are tested three times per year in math, reading, and language usage. Educators use the growth and achievement data from MAP to develop targeted instructional strategies and to plan school improvement.

Growth Over Time


We expect RIT scores to increase over time. Typically, younger students show more growth in one year than older students. Students who test above grade level often show less growth. Sometimes RIT scores may decline from one test to the next. One low test score is not cause for immediate concern. Like adults, students have good and bad days and their test results do not always indicate what they know. Students attitudes toward the test can also affect their score. Therefore, growth over time is a better measure of student learning. Parents and guardians should become comfortable with the understanding that individuals will grow at different rates. Anticipated growth rates for each student are based on national norms and should be viewed as typical growth, not expected growth. to best utilize the results. Teachers and principals have participated in training to learn what the MAP test results mean and how Our goal is for teachers to use the data to differentiate and adjust instruction so that all students grow at levels appropriate for each individual. If you have immediate questions, please contact your students classroom teacher (elementary) or math or English teacher (middle and high school) or your building principal.
Aiken County Public Schools
1000 Brookhaven Drive Aiken, South Carolina 29803

MAP:
Is not an accountability test Generates test questions based on student responses Reports student results in RIT scores (see back page) Gives immediate results Is aligned to SC curriculum standards Measures growth over time Provides information used to target individual instruction

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When are tests given?

Growth Guideline Chart


The chart below shows the NATIONAL grade level scores for 1st-9th

Three (3) times per year


September/October
(Fall)

December/January
(Winter)

March
(Spring)

graders who tested in Fall and Spring. This shows the yearly growth that is typical for each grade level. When you review your childs scores, you can check to see if his/her growth is above, at, or below average, compared to students in the same grade.

How are tests given?

On the computer under adult supervision in the school setting Adjusts to a students skill level so that each student takes an individualized test
What tests are given?

Grade 1st 2nd9th

Reading

Math

Language

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Reading Fall Spring 160 173 179 190 192 200 201 207 208 212 216 213 217 219 223 220 224 222

Year's Growth 13 11 8 6 4 3 2 3 2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Fall 164 179 192 203 212 219 225 230 233

Math Spring 178 191 203 211 220 225 230 234 236

Year's Growth 14 12 11 8 8 6 5 4 3

Grade

Fall MAP Reading RIT Score

Is my child on grade level?


1-Grade Below 2-Grades Below

Fall MAP Math RIT Score


Above At Grade Below Grade Level Level Grade Level 1-Grade Below 2-Grades Below

Above At Grade Below Grade Level Level Grade Level

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

161+ 180+ 193+ 202+ 209+ 214+ 218+ 221+ 223+

160 179 192 201 208 213 217 220 222

147-159 161-178 180-191 193-200 202-207 209-212 214-216 218-219 221

146147-160 161-179 180-192 193-201 202-208 209-213 214-217 218-220

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

165+ 180+ 193+ 204+ 213+ 220+ 226+ 231+ 234+

164 179 192 203 212 219 225 230 233

149-163 165-178 180-191 193-202 204-211 213-218 220-224 226-229 231-232

Grade

148149-164 165-179 180-192 193-203 204-212 213-219 220-225 226-230

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Grade

Winter MAP Reading RIT Score


Above At Grade Below Grade Level Level Grade Level 1-Grade Below 2-Grades Below

Grade

Winter MAP Math RIT Score


Above Grade At Grade Below Level Level Grade Level 1-Grade Below 2-Grades Below

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

168+ 187+ 198+ 206+ 212+ 216+ 220+ 223+ 224+

167 186 197 205 211 215 219 222 223

152-166 168-185 187-196 198-204 206-210 212-214 216-218 220-221

151152-167 168-186 187-197 198-205 206-211 212-215 216-219 220-222


1-Grade Below

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

172+ 187+ 200+ 209+ 217+ 223+ 229+ 233+ 235+

171 186 199 208 216 222 228 232 234

153-170 172-185 187-198 200-207 209-215 217-221 223-227 229-231 233

152153-171 172-186 187-199 200-208 209-216 217-222 223-228 229-232


1-Grade Below

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Grade

Spring MAP Reading RIT Score


Above At Grade Below Grade Level Level Grade Level

Grade

Spring MAP Math RIT Score


Above Grade At Grade Below Level Level Grade Level

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

174-187 191-209 201-218 208-225 213-230 217-234 220-237 224-240 225-242

173 190 200 207 212 216 219 223 224

156-172 174-189 191-199 201-206 208-211 213-215 217-218 220-222

155156-173 174-190 191-200 201-207 208-212 213-216 217-219 220-223

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

179+ 192+ 204+ 212+ 221+ 226+ 231+ 235+ 237+

178 191 203 211 220 225 230 234 236

159-177 179-190 192-202 204-210 212-219 221-224 226-229 231-233 235

158159-178 179-191 192-203 204-211 212-220 221-225 226-230 231-234

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Grade

Grade