MAP or Measures of Academic Progress are K – 12 interim assessments that measure growth, project proficiency on high-stakes tests, and inform how educators differentiate instruction, evaluate programs, and structure curriculum.

Computer adaptive MAP assessments reveal precisely which academic skills and concepts the student has acquired and what they’re ready to learn. MAP assessments are grade independent and adapt to each student’s instructional level.

Every item on a MAP assessment is anchored to a vertically aligned equal interval scale, called the RIT scale for Rasch UnIT—a stable measurement, like inches on a ruler, that covers all grades. And because the measurement is reliable and accurate, RIT scores serve as an essential data point in a student’s learning plan; educators can see their precise learning level and respond accordingly.

Because MAP enables teachers to see both what students know and what they’re ready to learn, educators can target supplemental instruction accordingly, rather than guessing where the gaps in student understanding may be.

Click on the link below to get more detailed information for parents.  At the end of the guide is a section with links for Math and Language Arts web sites for kids and parents.