MAP (Measure of Academic Progress)

Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) is an assessment taken by Kindergarten through 5th graders at Woodlawn.  Students currently take assessments in reading, language arts, and math.  The assessments are given to all students in the Fall, Winter, and Spring.  Reports are sent home to parents reporting the progress the students have made after each assessment. When taking a MAP test, the difficulty of each question is based on how well a student answers all the previous questions.  As the student answers correctly, questions become more difficult.  If the student answer incorrectly, the questions become easier.  In an optimal test, a student answers approximately half the items correctly and half incorrectly.  The final score is an estimate of the student’s achievement level

Students receive an individual score called a RIT score.  Individual growth goals are developed for each student based on his/her achievement.  This model of assessment is based on individual growth, rather reaching the same benchmark for each student.  By individualizing for each student, teachers are able to optimize learning and ensure every student is making progress. 

Parent Tool Kit for MAP

Sample Reading questions from MAP

Sample Math questions from MAP

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