MAP Test Scores
Learn about how the MAP Math Test is scored and what it means for your child. Understand the score breakdown to see your child's progress up close.
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How Are Scores Calculated?MAP assessments use the RIT scale (Rasch unIT), a curriculum scale developed by NWEA to track individual test questions per level of difficulty. A RIT score indicates a point on a continuous scale of learning. RIT scores are not to be interpreted as target scores, rather as a benchmark of student skill level over a given period of time. Each test item receives its RIT value after being tested on thousands of students across the United States. Responses to items throughout a student’s test are used to produce the final RIT score for that student.
The numerical (RIT) value given to a student predicts that at that specific difficulty level, a student is likely to answer about 50% of the questions correctly. Scoring is produced across an even interval scale, meaning that the difference between scores remains consistent regardless of whether a student scores high or low. It also means that grade level is not a factor. Since the MAP test is taken on a computer, once the child finishes the test, the scores are available.
How Are RIT Scores Used?RIT scores are used to track your child’s progress over a period of time. The scores are not meant to be used as a tool of comparison between students, nor are the scores used as an indication of course achievement. MAP scoring is a means of representing your child’s skill set and how he or she thinks mathematically.
How Should My Child Progress over Time?RIT scores are expected to increase over time. Scores of students in lower grades tend to increase quicker than those of students in higher grades due to the level of difficulty that increases across the higher grade-level tests. RIT scores range from about 140 to 300. In third grade, students usually score anywhere between 140 and 190, progressing to anywhere between 240 and 300 by higher grade levels.
|Higher Achievement ||K ||1 ||2 ||3 ||4 ||5 ||6 ||7 ||8 ||9 ||10 ||11 |
|164 ||185 ||200 ||213 ||225 ||237 ||246 ||253 ||259 ||263 ||266 ||271 |
|156 ||176 ||192 ||205 ||217 ||227 ||235 ||242 ||247 ||251 ||254 ||256 |
|150 ||169 ||185 ||199 ||210 ||220 ||228 ||234 ||239 ||242 ||245 ||246 |
|Rounded Mean ||144 ||163 ||179 ||192 ||204 ||213 ||220 ||226 ||230 ||233 ||235 ||236 |
|Lower Achievement ||138 ||156 ||172 ||186 ||197 ||205 ||212 ||218 ||221 ||224 ||226 ||226 |
|132 ||149 ||166 ||180 ||190 ||198 ||205 ||209 ||213 ||215 ||217 ||217 |
|126 ||142 ||159 ||174 ||184 ||191 ||197 ||201 ||204 ||206 ||208 ||208 |
|K ||1 ||2 ||3 ||4 ||5 ||6 ||7 ||8 ||9 ||10 ||11 |
* From the NWEA website
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