MEASURES OF ACADEMIC PROGRESS (MAP) at KICS
All KICS students receive the NWEA MAP® Growth™ Family Report following each Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment. This is a summary of how your child is performing academically as measured by the most recent MAP Growth tests your child has taken. These tests and scores help teachers check student performance by measuring achievement and growth. This is one tool that teachers can use to tailor classroom lessons and set goals with and for students.
MAP Growth tests are unique. The test adapts to your child’s responses to measure your child’s skill level. If your child answers a question correctly, the next question is more challenging. If they answer incorrectly, the next one is easier. These results will provide a more complete picture of what your child knows and is ready to learn. As you explore your child’s results, I would like to clarify a few aspects of the report:
- We cannot yet see our students’ annual growth data. On the report you will find the right-hand side, titled “Growth,” is blank with the statement “No growth data to show.” This data will be included once we have one year of assessment data.
- On this report, you will also notice a comparison to “National Average Achievement.” This is referring to U.S. average achievement of students at the same grade level who took the assessment at the same time of year. As a school that uses U.S. curriculum and standards, this is valuable information in order to compare the level of achievement and growth among our students to their U.S. counterparts.
I hope you find these reports informative and that they give you the opportunity to celebrate your child’s achievement and growth.
For additional information please see the brief overview, “Family Guide to MAP Growth,” provided by NWEA or visit the NWEA family toolkit website. Also, if you have questions, feel free to contact your child's principal or teacher.
VIDEO: What is MAP Growth?
Source: NWEA, 2020. https://www.nwea.org/resource-center/resource/what-is-map-growth/
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the purpose of the MAP assessment at KICS?
- We administer the MAP assessment in order to assess student progress in the areas of math, reading, and language usage in accordance to our adopted standards (Common Core State Standards).
- We then use the results to celebrate student growth, set goals for further growth, and to customize instruction.
How often will my KICS student take the MAP assessments?
- KICS Primary students will typically take the MAP assessment three times annually (September, January/February, and May).
- KICS Secondary students will typically take the MAP assessment two times annually (September and March).
What subjects are assessed?
- Kindergarten and Grade 1 take the Reading and Math assessments only
- Grades 2 – 10 take the Reading, Math and Language Usage assessments
What is a RIT score?
Your child’s MAP Growth results are represented as RIT scores. A RIT score is the overall score for a subject based on a Rasch Unit (RIT). The RIT score is explained in more depth in the “Family Guide to MAP Growth.”
Who can I contact for more information?
- Primary Students – Your child’s homeroom teacher is your best resource for more information on the learning goals and growth of your child. You may also contact the Primary school principal, Kerry Munsey: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Secondary Students – The Math or Language Arts department teachers are great resources to better understand your student’s learning goals and growth. You may also contact the principal, Dr. Chuks Ekwelum: email@example.com.