Measuring growth with course-specific math tests

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How NWEA measures growth using the course-specific math tests.

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.

As of July 2020, percentiles and growth projections in reports are based on the course-specific math user norms released in 2019, instead of the general math norms. For more information about these user norms, see Which norms are used for high school math (formerly end-of-course) tests?.

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

As of July 2020, each course-specific math assessment is considered its own subject, distinct from general math and from other course-specific math assessments. This means that reports will not calculate growth between two different types of math tests taken in the same year.

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