Exact Path Family Toolkit
Exact Path FAQs
▶ How MAP Works
▶ What MAP Measures
MAP Growth uses a RIT scale to accurately measure what students know, regardless of their grade level. It also measures growth over time, allowing you to track your child’s progress throughout the school year and across multiple years. Once your child completes a MAP Growth test, they receive a RIT score.
▶ Your Child's RTI Score
RIT scores have the same meaning across grade levels. If a fourth-grade student and an eighth-grade student have the same RIT score in reading, then they are testing at the same level in that subject. This stable scale allows teachers to accurately measure each student’s academic growth throughout the school year and over time.
▶ How do schools and teachers use MAP Growth scores?
Teachers can use the score to inform instruction, personalize learning, and monitor the growth of individual students. Principals and administrators can use the scores to see the performance and progress of a grade level, school, or the entire district.
▶ How does Collegiate Hall use MAP Growth scores?
Teachers can use the score to inform instruction, personalize learning, and monitor the growth of individual students. As a district, Collegiate Hall uses the scores to see the performance and progress of a grade level, school, or how our district compares to others across the nation.
▶ Are MAP scores required for high school enrollment?
Yes, but only for magnet schools. The high school enrollment applicaiton for criteria-based magnet schools require students to submit MAP scores from their 7th grade year and the first semester of their 8th grade year. To be admitted into a TPS magnet school, students must meet the minimum score requirement to be considered for admission.
▶ How often will my child take MAP Growth tests?
Collegiate Hall gives MAP Growth tests to students at the beginning, middle, and end of the school year (in the fall, winter, and spring).
▶ What are norms?
NWEA provides schools with norms by utilizing anonymous data from more than 10 million students around the US. Knowing the top, middle, and bottom scores of all these students combined allows teachers to compare where your child is to other students and help them grow. In addition, NWEA provides comparison data for private, accredited, English-based, international schools using MAP Growth outside the US.
▶ Is MAP Growth a standardized test?
MAP Growth is administered periodically during the school year. Instead of asking all students the same questions, it adjusts to each child’s performance—giving a more accurate measure of what they know. Teachers also receive results right away, which enables them to react more quickly
▶ What types of questions are on MAP Growth tests?
The MAP Growth tests include multiple choice, drag-and-drop, and other types of questions.
▶ What other resources are availible to students and families?
NWEA has several resources availible to families on their website. Click the links below to find the resource you are looking for.
For tips on getting ready for MAP Growth testing, check out the NWEA blog: nwea.org/blog/category/supporting-families
Find more family resources at nwea.org/familytoolkit