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Each year, students at Richmond Hill Middle School complete the Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) test in the Fall, Winter, and Spring. MAP tests are unique in that they are adaptive tests your child takes on a computer. That means that the test becomes more difficult the more questions your child answers correctly.

Your child’s Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) test results determine his/her instructional level and measure academic growth throughout the school year, and from year to year in the areas of Math, Reading, and Language Arts.

The MAP results are reported in RIT scores. This is a different type of score than a typical test that provides a percentage correct. It is also different from many tests that provide results based on your child’s score compared to others in his or her grade. Instead, the RIT score is an equal-interval scale, like feet and inches, that is independent of grade level. As a result, we can easily measure growth in learning. This type of score increases the value of the tests as a tool to improve student learning because it enables teachers to recognize where to focus attention for your child’s learning.

MAP testing is a powerful tool for monitoring student growth over time.

For more information on resources for parents, download the Parent Toolkit.

Thank you for taking an active interest in your child’s education.

Sincerely,

RHMS Faculty and Staff