MAP Testing Resources



Guide to MAP Testing

Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) is an assessment taken by 4 Year Old Kindergarten through 8thgrade in Wheatland Center School. Students currently take assessments in Reading, Math and Language Arts (grades 2-8 only). Assessments are given to all students in the fall, winter, and spring. 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 indication of the student’s instructional 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.

Please click on the link below to access the Parent Toolkit provided by NWEA regarding MAP testing.

Parent Toolkit

MAP Basics Overview

RIT Reference Chart (Reading)

RIT Reference Chart (MATH)

Instructional Activities Aligned with MAP Scores:

Reading Activities by Sub-Test & RIT Range

Additional Practice:

Reading Practice by Goal Strand

Reading Practice by RIT Range

MATH Practice by RIT Score

Math Practice by Goal Strand

Math Practice by RIT Range

Parent note: If you are not sure which practice area is for you or your child, you  may wish to contact your child's teacher for direction.