Are 11th and 12th grade norms available?

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Introduction
Are 11th and 12th grade norms available?

Information
Currently, status norms (percentiles) are available for grade 11 in mathematics, reading, and language usage. Growth norms are not available for grades 11 and 12. Read on for more information.

 
11th grade:

Status norms for grade 11 mathematics, reading and language usage are available for fall, winter and spring terms. However, it is worth noting that the number of students tested with MAP Growth drops off substantially after grade 10, resulting in a smaller testing population.

For example, we do know that some schools confine testing at grades 11 and 12 to students who have not met state proficiency standards. Still, many of our partners do use our 11th grade status norms to assist student learning and we decided, based upon partner demand, to include the available information.

 
12th grade:

Status norms for 12th grades and growth norms for spring of 10th grade to spring of 11th grade are not included because we concluded that insufficient numbers of students tested to permit creation of a robust, representative sample. The number of students tested with MAP Growth drops off substantially after grade 10, suggesting that testing practices for grades 11 and 12 are varied within and across schools and districts.

When we have reason to believe that a norm would not be representative of the U.S. school-age population and their performance or growth distribution, we chose not to report a norm, rather than report a norm that might be inaccurate or misleading.

 
Effects on reports

Achievement Status and Growth reports: When there are no growth projections, the test event data displays but the growth projection does not. Because it is likely that any sample of students at grades 11 and 12 is not likely to be representative of the schools student population, it is very difficult to create norming samples that reflect the U.S. population and achievement distribution at these grades.

Rather than report a norm that would be fundamentally different from the norms at other grades, we chose to remove those grades from the norms.

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