Do the instructional areas (also known as goal areas, sub-goals, goal strands, or goal performance areas) have norms separate from the norms for the overall subject area?
No, instructional areas do not have their own norms. When determining the percentile for a student's score in an instructional area (for example, geometry and measurement), we use the norms for the overall subject (for example, mathematics). For example, from the 2015 norms, the 50th percentile for 3rd grade math in the fall is a RIT score of 190. If a 3rd grade student scores a 190 in a math instructional area like geometry and measurement, the student's percentile in that instructional area would be 50.