How can I explain what a RIT score means to students or to parents?
What is RIT?From 12 Common Questions Parents Ask About the MAP Growth Assessment:
When students finish their MAP Growth test, they receive a number called a RIT score for each area they are tested in (reading, language usage, math, or science). This score represents a student’s achievement level at any given moment and helps measure their academic growth over time. The RIT scale is a stable scale, like feet and inches, that accurately measures student performance, regardless of age, grades, or grade level. Like marking height on a growth chart, and being able to see how tall your child is at various points in time, you can also see how much they have grown between tests.
You can use this height analogy when explaining RIT to students as well. The higher the RIT score, the more achievement the student has in the subject. The student's percentile ranking and conditional growth percentile can show how much the student has achieved in comparison with their peers. You can also refer to the Comparative Data to Inform Instructional Decisions to help explain how students are performing relative to other students in the same grade level according to our national norms.
We have a number of resources available for parents, including:
What resources do we have for parents?
- Parent Toolkit: This site includes information about MAP Growth, as well as links to download the Parent's Guide to MAP Growth.
- Teach. Learn. Grow. blog - Parents category: The Teach. Learn. Grow. blog has a category of articles about parents and MAP Growth.
- Student Progress Report Quick Reference: You can optionally generate this when you generate the Student Progress report to send home to parents. Look for the checkbox to generate this reference page under Report Options when generating the Student Progress report. This guide can also be downloaded here: Student Progress Report Quick Reference