Does MAP Growth have proficiency or performance levels?

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Does MAP Growth have its own proficiency or performance level cut scores? Are there specific Growth scores that correspond to "approaches", "meets", "exceeds", etc, as with state summative tests?

Answer
MAP Growth doesn’t have performance levels like a state summative test. So there are no specific MAP Growth scores that correspond to “approaches”, “meets”, “exceeds”, or any other performance level adjectives typically used by state summative tests.

Instead, we conduct regular empirical studies examining the scale relationships between MAP Growth and individual state summative tests. These studies are used to identify MAP Growth scores that predict likely performance on state summative tests. These scores vary by subject, grade and test season, and are different within each state, since each state sets its proficiency standards individually or uses a consortia assessment such as PARCC or SBAC. These cut scores are provided in the state linking study reports, and they drive the proficiency projections and estimates in our reports. See What is a linking study and where can I find it? to find information on the linking study for your state assessment.

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