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MAP Resources

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The Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) is an adaptive, computerized assessment offered in reading, language usage, and mathematics. When taking a MAP test, the difficulty of each question is based on how well a student answers the previous question. The Juneau School District administers this assessment to students in grades K-10 three times a year.

Northwest Evaluation Association is a not-for-profit organization committed to helping school districts throughout the nation improve learning for all students. NWEA partners with more than 2,200 school districts representing more than three million students. As a result of NWEA assessment, educators can make informed decisions to promote your child's academic growth.

Tests developed by NWEA use a scale called RIT to measure student achievement and growth. RIT stands for Rasch UnIT, which is a measurement scale developed to simplify the interpretation of test scores. The RIT score relates directly to the curriculum scale in each subject area. It is an equal-interval scale, like feet and inches, so scores can be added together to calculate accurate class or school averages.

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