During our Report Card Conferences, parents and guardians were given their student’s NWEA MAP Growth™ Student Progress Report, which is a summary of how your student is performing academically, as measured by the most recent MAP Growth test your student has taken. These tests and scores help teachers check student performance by measuring achievement and growth. Teachers use results to tailor classroom lessons and set goals for students.

MAP Growth tests are unique, and it adapts to your student’s responses to measure their skill level. If your student 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 student knows and what they are ready to learn – whether it is on, above, or below their grade level.

Since MAP Growth tests provide immediate and accurate information about your student’s learning, it is easier for teachers to identify students with similar scores that are generally ready for instruction in similar skills and topics, and then plan instruction accordingly.

Your student’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), and you’ll see it referenced in the Student Progress Report your teacher will share with you.

As I did prior to the Fall Testing Window, I will provide an opportunity for a Goal Setting Meeting for students in Third Grade through Eighth Grade on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.  This one hour meeting will allow you to dive deeper into your student’s performance on MAP Growth and set goals for performance on the winter test in January. We invite you to RSVP for this Goal Setting Meeting using our e-registration link.

I hope you find these reports informative. If you have questions, please contact the school for additional information.

For more information about MAP Growth, visit NWEA.org/familytoolkit.

In Christ’s peace and service,

Michael Fierro