MAP was first introduced to students in grades three - five during the 2005-2006 school year.
First and second grade students now also participate.
MAP, or the Measure of Academic Progress, is a computerized adaptive test which helps
teachers, parents, and administrators improve learning for all students and make informed
decisions to promote a child's academic growth.
MAP is used to measure a student's progress or growth in school. The testing information is
important to teachers because it indicates a student's strengths are and help that is needed in
any specific areas. Teachers can use this information to help them guide instruction in the
Growth chart helps to understand the scale MAP uses to measure student's academic progress.
The measurement system is called the RIT scale (Rasch unIT), and is an equal-interval scale much like feet and inches on a yardstick.
The scale is used to chart student's academic growth from year to year.
RIT scores typically start at the 140 to 190 level in third grade and progress to the 240 to 300 level by high school.