Measuring growth with high school math tests (formerly end-of-course)

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Introduction
How NWEA measures growth using the high school math tests (formerly known as end-of-course tests).

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MAP Growth reports measure growth for students who take high school math tests the same way as we would with MAP Growth tests in any other subject: by subtracting the RIT score for the test taken at the beginning of the comparison period from the RIT score for the test taken at the end of the comparison period.

Can I administer high school math tests multiple times a year?

Unlike the previous math end-of-course tests, the high school math tests released in fall 2017 can be administered up to 3 times a year, as with other MAP Growth assessments. We recommend that students taking a high school math course such as Algebra, Algebra II, Geometry, or the Integrated Math sequence, take the corresponding test during your regular testing seasons, and not the Math 6+ test.

What happens if a student takes two different types of math tests in the same year?

If a student takes the Math 6+ or another math test in one term, and a high school math test in another term, reports will still calculate the student's growth based on the difference between the two RIT scores, as these tests use the same math RIT scale.

If the student takes two different math tests in the same term, the test with the lower standard error of measure (SEM) will be considered valid for growth. This is the same behavior as if a student takes two tests in any other subject. See Can I retest students with MAP?

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