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How do I explain the "typical growth" number that is shown on the Student Progress Report?
How do I explaine the "Typical Growth" number that is shown on the Student Progress Report to a parent with a student whose RIT score is at the very high end of the normative data scale? For instance, if I have a third grader who had a beginning of year RIT score of 215 (in the 95th percentile) and en ending score of 217 that their child should have experienced "typical growth" of 7 points. (that's a real example and their are several more like it) How can you tell a parent that if their child was reading at the level of a typical 5th grader at the beginning of the year (215)they "should" be reading at the level of a typical 8th grader (215+7=222) at the end of the year? Does the "Typical Growth" number only take into effect the Child's grade and not their initial MAP score? Any insight would be greatly appreciated.