This winter, all students in grades 6-8 took the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Growth test from NWEA. Students take the online MAP Growth assessment in Reading and Math three times each year to determine their instructional readiness and to provide a measure of their academic growth throughout the school year. Schools and teachers use MAP Growth data, aligned to Virginia Standards of Learning, to support differentiated instruction, meet your child’s individual learning needs, and inform course placement decisions along with other related data. Students took the MAP Growth test again on March 20 and 21. In ParentVUE, you can now see your child’s national percentile rank. For more information about the MAP Growth test, visit: NWEA.org/Parent-Toolkit or contact your child’s school.
A student's percentile rank is the percentage of students that had a MAP score less than or equal to this student's score according to the most recent NWEA RIT Scale Norms study. It compares a student's score to other students around the country and provides an overview of how a student has performed relative to others in their same grade level. For example, a third grade student with a national percentile rank of 49 has a MAP Growth score that is equal to or higher than 49% of all third graders nationally who took MAP within the same time period.