A Parent’s Guide to

MAP

Measures of Academic Progress

 

 
   

WHAT IS MAP?

Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) is a computerized adaptive assessment aligned to the Alberta curriculum that is used to provide Maplewood teachers and parents with information needed to improve teaching and learning. Scores help teachers make student focused, data driven decisions.

Students in grades 1 to 9 are tested twice each year in math, reading and language usage. The tests are conducted in October and May. The school uses the data from MAP to develop targeted instructional strategies and to plan school development.

               
   

MAP:

·         Is not an accountability test and does not affect a student’s grades.

·         Generates test questions based on student response to previous question

·         Reports results in RIT scores

·         Gives immediate results

·         Is aligned to world standards

·         Measures growth over time

·         Provides information used to target individual instruction

 

 

Student MAP Scores

Test results are analyzed twice each year – October and May.Student Map testing results are reported in RIT (short for Rasch Unit) scores. An RIT score is an estimation of a student’s instructional level and also can measure student progress or growth.

Understanding RIT Scores

The charts below show median RIT scores for grades 1-9 students tested throughout the world. You can use these charts to help determine if your child is performing below, at or above grade level compared to students worldwide. They indicate an appropriate instructional level.

It is important to understand that MAP testing is one test at a specific time. It does not measure intelligence or a student’s capacity for learning. When making important decisions about students, staff will consider the MAP results along with other data such as classroom performance, other test scores and input from parents and teachers.

World Standards link

 

Is my child at grade level in reading?

 
 

October MAP Reading Score

   

May MAP Reading Score

 
   

Above Grade Level

At Grade Level

Below Grade Level

1 Grade Below

2 Grades Below

   

Above Grade Level

At Grade Level

Below Grade Level

1 Grade Below

2 Grades Below

 

Grade

1

> 160

160

147-159

< 147

 

Grade

1

> 173

173

156-172

< 155

 

 

2

> 179

179

161-178

147-160

< 147

2

> 190

190

174-189

156-173

< 155

 

3

> 192

192

180-191

161-179

< 161

3

> 200

200

191-199

174-190

< 173

 

4

> 201

201

193-200

180-192

< 180

4

> 207

207

201-206

191-200

< 190

 

5

> 208

208

202-207

193-201

< 193

5

> 212

212

208-211

201-207

< 200

 

6

> 213

213

209-212

202-208

< 202

6

> 216

216

213-215

208-212

< 207

 

7

> 217

217

214-216

209-213

< 209

7

> 219

219

217-218

213-216

< 212

 

8

> 220

220

218-219

214-217

< 214

8

> 223

223

220-222

217-219

< 216

 

9

> 222

222

221

218-220

< 218

9

> 224

224

 

220-223

< 219

 

 

 


 

Is my child at grade level in mathematics?

 
 

October MAP Mathematics Score

   

May MAP Mathematics Score

 
   

Above Grade Level

At Grade Level

Below Grade Level

1 Grade Below

2 Grades Below

   

Above Grade Level

At Grade Level

Below Grade Level

1 Grade Below

2 Grades Below

 

Grade

1

> 164

164

149-163

< 149

 

Grade

1

> 178

178

159-177

< 159

 

 

2

> 179

179

165-178

149-164

< 149

2

> 191

191

178-190

159-177

< 159

 

3

> 192

192

180-191

165-179

< 165

3

> 203

203

191-202

179-191

< 179

 

4

> 203

203

193-202

180-192

< 180

4

> 211

211

203-210

192-203

< 192

 

5

> 212

212

203-211

193-202

< 193

5

> 220

220

211-219

204-211

< 204

 

6

> 219

219

213-218

203-211

< 203

6

> 225

225

220-224

212-219

< 212

 

7

> 225

225

219-224

213-218

< 213

7

> 230

230

225-229

221-224

< 221

 

8

> 230

230

225-229

219-224

< 219

8

> 234

234

230-233

227-229

< 226

 

9

> 233

233

230-232

225-229

< 225

9

> 236

236

235

231-234

< 231

 


Growth Expectations

You may have a chart in your home on which you mark your child’s height. This is a growth chart that shows how much they have grown over a period of time. MAP tests do the same sort of thing, except they measure your student’s growth in mathematics, reading and language usage. The RIT scale is an equal interval scale like centimetres on a metre stick. It can be used to measure your child’s growth from year to year. This type of score increases the value of the tests as a tool to improve learning because it enables us to pinpoint where students are growing as expected and where they may need support. Growth is far more important than the actual RIT score. However, it is important to realize that academic growth is not always continuous and linear. Just as children grow physically in spurts, they grow in spurts academically. Younger children tend to grow faster and sometimes growth is suspended. Unlike physical growth academic growth never stops but may sometimes reverse for a short period. The following chart shows the average growth among students tested worldwide.

 

Growth Guideline Charts

 

The chart below shows the the average grade level scores for 1st-9th grade students who tested in October and May. This shows the yearly growth that is typical for each grade level. When you review your child's scores you can check to see if his/her growth is above, at or below average compared to other students in the same grade.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

GRADE

 

Reading

Year's Growth

GRADE

 

Mathematics

Year's Growth

 
 

Oct.

May

 

Oct.

May

 

1

160

173

13

1

164

178

14

 

2

179

190

11

2

179

191

12

 

3

192

200

8

3

192

203

11

 

4

201

207

6

4

203

211

8

 

5

208

212

4

5

212

220

8

 

6

213

216

3

6

219

225

6

 

7

217

219

2

7

225

230

5

 

8

220

223

3

8

230

234

4

 
 

9

222

224

2

 

9

233

236

3

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