|Simple Guide to Understanding NWEA MAP
GCA uses the NWEA MAP Test to provide a clear picture of where each student is excelling or still growing. A short time after students take the MAP, scores are sent by email to the Legal Guardian of each student.
The scores provided in the email will reflect the following:
- The RIT score
- This is a numeric score that extends equally across all grade levels, making it possible to compare your student's scores at different points throughout their education, usually multiple times in one school year.
- The RIT score should continue to increase over time with each subsequent NWEA MAP test.
- An average rate of expected growth is based on multiple factors.
- Performance levels
- Above grade level
- Meets grade level
- Below grade level
What is the NWEA MAP?
- It is an adaptive achievement test that measures your student's performance and growth.
- By adapting to each new response from your student, a personalized testing experience is created.
- Each new question is unique, based on your student's response to the previous question. If your student answers a question incorrectly, the questions get easier. If they answer correctly, the questions become more challenging.
To learn more about interpreting your student's MAP scores, please download the Family Guide to MAP Growth NWEA pdf located below, or visit the NWEA website.