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Local Assessment Summary (MAP)


  • Number Sense
  • Estimation & Computation
  • Algebra & Functions
  • Geometry
  • Measurement
  • Statistics/Data Analysis/Probability


  • Word Analysis & Vocabulary Development
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Literary Analysis

Language Usage

  • Writing Strategies
  • Basic Grammar/Usage
  • Punctuation/Capitalization/Spelling

The Scores:
The RIT (Basch Unit) 

  • A vertical (i.e.,linear) interval scale for each subject area covering skills from 2nd through 10th grade level. This property allows the scale to be used to describe student achievement independent of grade level.
  • The RIT is also very sensitive to growth in student achievement.
  • A MAP Reading RIT of 215 is predictive of a passing score on the CAHSEE English-Language Arts Test.
  • A MAP mathematics RIT of 235 is predictive of a passing score on the CAHSEE Mathematics Test.
  • The RIT scores relate directly to the Learning continuum (aka Descartes) to provide teachers with goals and objectives for students based on the California content standards.

The Percentile

  • A ranking of the student (1 to 99) in comparison to the MAP reference sample for their age and grade.

The Lexile

  • A readability measure for comprehension of text. This measure indexes the level of text the students is able to read with reasonable comprehension.

The Structure of the MAP:

The MAP is computer adaptive

  • The MAP adjusts item difficulty to match student performance, resulting in a more accurate measurement.
  • There are over 10,000 test items in the MAP item bank.
The MAP is standards-based

  • The test items ar aligned to the California Content Standards in English-Language Arts and Mathematics.
  • The MAP is norm-referenced
  • The MAP reference sample includes over 100,000 California students. The national MAP sample includes well over 1,0000,000 students.