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Measuring Academic Progress (MAP)

The Juneau School District administers the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) in Reading, Language Usage, and Mathematics to students in grades 3-10 three times a year. 

MAP tests are adaptive, meaning that they dynamically adjust to each student's performance. As a student answers a test question on a computer, the program immediately analyzes the student's response, and based on how well the student has answered previous questions, selects a question of appropriate difficulty to display next.

MAP are interim assessments that measure growth, project proficiency on high-stakes tests, and inform how educators differentiate instruction, evaluate programs, and structure curriculum.

MAP assessments are grade independent and adapt to each student's instructional level. Every item on a MAP assessment is anchored to a vertically aligned equal interval scale, called the RIT scale for Rasch UnIT — a stable measurement, like inches on a ruler, that covers all grades.

And because the measurement is reliable and accurate, RIT scores serve as an essential data point in a student's learning plan; educators can see their precise learning level and respond accordingly.

Parents Guide to MAP Growth
Parent Toolkit
Essentials: Continuum of Learning

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