MAP Interpretation of FALL Scores
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Class Reports by RIT Score are provided for Mathematics, Reading, Language Usage, General Science and Concepts and Processes.  This report presents a visualization of how students are performing.  MAP tests are adaptive and test items are based on student performance, not age or grade, so a score means the same thing.  A 3rd grader who received a score of 210 and a 4th grader who received a score of 210 are learning at the same level. This allows growth to be measured.

Use the District RIT Medians to identify students in your class who are below the average Fall median score for your grade level in Mathematics, Reading and/or Language Usage. These students need immediate, intense remediation.

District RIT Medians for Grades 2-10:
____Look for your grade
____Then the subject area (Reading, Language Usage or Math)
____Find the administration time (Fall or Spring).
This gives you the median score of students in your grade level nationally. If your kids are below this RIT score, draw a line to separate them from the others on your Class Report by RIT Score.

 Use the District RIT Medians to identify students in your class who are above the average Fall median score for your grade level in Mathematics, Reading and/or Language Usage. These are students that need intense enrichment.

Median - number in the middle of a set of data when the data are arranged in order. The median is the value so that roughly ½ of the data are smaller and roughly ½ of the data are larger.

Mean - number found by dividing the sum of a set of numbers by the number of addends.  The mean takes every score into account and so is affected by extremely high scores and extremely low scores.

Look at the standard deviation of the goal strands on your Class Report by RIT ScoreIf you have double-digit standard deviations, you may consider differentiated instruction. Higher standard deviations mean that your students have a wide variety of academic capability in that performance goal area.  If you have a single digit standard deviation, whole group instruction may be appropriate.

MAP also provides reports of Class breakdown by Overall RIT Score and by Goal in an interactive format linked to DesCartes.

Class Breakdown by Overall RIT Score

 

¬RIT Ranges are listed across the top®

Mathematics

 
Students are listed by RIT range for each subject.

Reading

Language Usage

General Science

Class Breakdown by Goal for Mathematics

 

               ¬RIT Ranges are listed across the top®

Algebra

 

    Students are listed by RIT range for each goal in
    Mathematics.

Data Analysis & Probability

Geometry

Measurement

Numbers & Operations

Class Breakdown by Goal for Reading

 

 RIT Ranges are listed across the top®

Analysis of Texts

     
        Students are listed by RIT range for each goal in
        Reading.

Evaluative Comprehension

Interpretive Comprehension

Literal Comprehension

Word Study & Analysis

Class Breakdown by Goal for Language Usage

 

¬RIT Ranges are listed across the top®

Capitalization

 

     Students are listed by RIT range for each goal in
      Language Usage.

Composing

Composition Structure

Language Conventions

Punctuation

Class Breakdown by Goal for General Science

 

¬RIT Ranges are listed across the top®

Earth Science

     Students are listed by RIT range for each goal in
     General Science.

Life Science

Physical Science

Class Breakdown by Goal for Concepts and Processes

 

¬RIT Ranges are listed across the top®

Scientific Inquiry

Students are listed by RIT range for each goal in Concepts and Processes.

 Unifying Concepts;SciTech

Use Descartes.  Descartes can be used to access the skills and concepts to enhance, skills and concepts to develop, and skills and concepts to introduce to individual students or your class as a whole.

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  The column on the left, Skills and Concepts to Enhance, includes those skills and concepts that students may need continued reinforcement, support, and enhancement to maintain.

In the center column, Skills and Concepts to Develop, are those skills and concepts the students are ready to learn. These include skills and concepts that teachers may want to include in current classroom instruction.

The column on the right, Skills and Concepts to Introduce, includes skills and concepts that students might be ready to learn if the appropriate groundwork is laid or if a task is presented in a more structured format.

 The whole purpose of giving an assessment is to receive data that you can use to make a difference for the students in your class. The most powerful component of MAP is DesCartes

Use the Lexile Ranges!

The Lexile ranges can help you select reading materials that will test the emerging skills while nurturing the future skills of your students. www.lexile.com

The Lexile Range, which is the difficulty range of text that can be understood 75% of the time by the student.  Encourage your students to choose books that fall in their Lexile Range. 

The Lexile framework does not address:  age appropriateness, interest, text support (pictures), or text quality.  It looks only at text difficulty.

To learn more about the Lexile Range of a book:

·         Go to www.lexile.com

·         Click on the “families” tab.

·         In the Quick Book Search box type in the title or author of the book.

·         Click search and the book will appear with the Lexile Range on the far right.Compare the Lexile of the book to the Lexile Range reported on a student’s MAP report.

        Lexile Framework For Reading

Lexile

Approximate Grade Level

200

 

1ST GRADE

220

 

240

 

260

 

280

 

300

2ND  GRADE

320

340

360

380

400

420

 

440

 

460

 

480

3RD GRADE

500

520

 

540

 

560

 

580

 

600

 

620

4TH  GRADE

640

660

680

700

720

 

740

 

760

 

780

5TH  GRADE

800

820

840

860

 

880

6TH GRADE

900

920

 

 Utilize the Achievement Status and Growth Summary or Target Report (ASG Report).

This report will help you determine what your students RIT score goal is for the Spring. Conference with students to inform them of the growth they need to make and how they can accomplish this.  Several forms have been created in-house that can be used to help with setting goals.  This information would be good to add to Student Data Collection notebooks.

The Student Progress Report is the only report that goes home to parents. Teachers have two copies – one to go home to parents with the letter of explanation and one for students to keep in their Student Data Collection notebooks.

 
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