October 13, 2021 | Gladys Wu
As you look at your child’s report, it is helpful to recognize that different information can be gathered from the report.
First, you might think and wonder… “Is this score true to what I already know about my child?”
Next, let’s take a look at your child’s MAP Growth. Do we notice any growth? If so, celebrate!
If there is little to no growth, we can stop and reflect. Here are some questions we can ask:
Then we can take a look at your child’s MAP Achievement. The achievement score tells you how your child performs in comparison to the current grade level.
And thirdly, the RIT score for ELA or Math is an estimation of your child’s instructional level and growth. Parents and teachers can use this score to set goals and identify topics that students are ready to learn or needs to be introduced to. Teachers may create workshops or small groups to target these goals. As the Learning Specialist, I also play this important role of problem solving with teachers and finding additional resources to close any gaps.
Did you know? Students in 4th and 5th grade take the “Math 2-5th” test, and starting in 6th grade, students take the “Math 6+” test. This means that starting in 6th grade, students can see even more challenging questions that can reach all the way to Algebra or beyond, if MAP NWEA thinks they can be challenged to do so!
For more information, please check out these resources below: