New In-District Assessment Program

New In-District Assessment Program
Posted on 10/08/2019
New In-District Assessment Program

How it Works-NWEA (Commonly called MAP Growth)

The Clinton School District is utilizing a new testing program called MAP Growth (not to be confused with the state assessment that is also called MAP). This new in-district testing program will be utilized by students in K-8th grade this year. MAP Growth is a computer-adaptive test. If your child answers a question correctly, the next question is more challenging. If they answer incorrectly, the next one is easier. This type of assessment challenges top performers without overwhelming students whose skills are below grade level.

What it Measures

MAP Growth uses a RIT scale to accurately measure what students know, regardless of their grade level. It also measures growth over time, allowing you to track your child’s progress throughout the school year and across multiple years. Once your child completes a MAP Growth test, they receive a RIT score.

The Results

The results of the MAP Growth assessment will help guide instruction and interventions for all students. RIT scores have the same meaning across grade levels. If a 4th grade student and an 8th grade student have the same RIT score in reading, then they are testing at the same level in that subject area. This helps us accurately measure each student’s growth throughout the year and over time.

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