ASD MAP Growth Results Parent Connect Guide

  • Where do I access my child’s MAP Growth results in Parent Connect?

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    MAP Growth assessment results are located in the Assessment Results section of Parent Connect. Select the “+“ sign to expand the section.


    What do my child’s MAP Growth results mean?


    MAP Growth is one of the Anchorage School District’s benchmark assessments and is administered each fall, winter and spring to students as follows:

    • Online—reading and mathematics; untimed but about an hour per content area

      • Grades 3-9, all students

      • Grades K-2, selected schools

      • Grades 9-12, Tiers II and III reading and/or mathematics based on intervention course


    The following sample report shows what MAP Growth results look like in Parent Connect. The example is labeled with the letters, A through J. The letters correspond to specific information about MAP Growth results, which is provided on the following pages. Please contact your child’s principal, teacher or counselor for more support with MAP Growth Results.


    Map Growth Results Sample Chart


    1. Test

      This is the assessment name, MAP Growth.


    2. Term

      The Term is the time of year or the window when the assessment was taken. MAP Growth Terms (Windows) are Fall, Winter and Spring.

      Please Note: The winter benchmark allows schools to choose which students to assess—all students or selected students in the tested grade levels outlined above. Please check with your child’s school for information on winter benchmark testing.


    3. Date Taken

      This is the date a student takes the assessment during the fall, winter or spring term or window.


    4. Grade

      This is the student’s grade level on test day.


    5. Sub Test—Reading and/or Mathematics and test version (K-2, 2-5 or 6+)


    6. RIT

      The middle number is the student's overall RIT score for the term. The numbers on either side of the RIT score define the RIT range. If retested soon, the student's score would fall within this range most of the time.

      RIT stands for Rasch Unit, which is a unit of measure that uses individual test question difficulty values to estimate student achievement. A RIT score is independent of the age or grade of the student but reflects the instructional level where a student is ready to learn, helping teachers plan instruction at an appropriate level for the student.


    7. Goal Perf = Goal Performance Areas (Shown in Boxes on Sample)

      A goal area is a learning area within a subject. Each goal area included in the test is listed along with a description of the student's score based on the percentile earned for each goal area as outlined here:

      • Low: percentile < 21

      • Low Average: percentile between 21 and 40

      • Average: percentile between 41 and 60

      • High Averagepercentile between 61 and 80

      • High: percentile > 80

        An asterisk (*) is displayed if the goal score could not be calculated due to too many items answered incorrectly or too few items available in the RIT range assessed.


        Please Note: Goal Performance Areas vary by content area and grade level as follows:


        MAP Growth K-2: Mathematics

        Operations and Algebraic Thinking

        Number and Operations

        Measurement and Data



        MAP Growth 2-5: Mathematics

        Operations and Algebraic Thinking

        Number and Operations

        Measurement and Data



        MAP Growth 6+: Mathematics

        Operations and Algebraic Thinking

        The Real and Complex Number Systems


        Statistics and Probability


        Goal Performance Areas, continued:


        MAP Growth K-2: Reading

        Foundational Skills

        Language and Writing

        Literature and Informational

        Vocabulary Use and Functions


        MAP Growth 2-5 and 6+: Reading

        Literary Text

        Informational Text



    8. Percent = Percentile Rank

      The student's percentile rank is the percentage of students who had a RIT score less than or equal to this score as observed in the NWEA norms study. This allows the student to be compared to similar students across the nation who took MAP Growth during the same term or window.


    9. Duration

      The time, in minutes, a student took on a MAP Growth test. On average, MAP Growth assessments, though untimed, take about an hour.


    10. Lexile—Reading Only

      Lexile provides a range of text complexity that helps teachers identify level-appropriate reading material for individual students. This range only appears when a student has taken a reading test. More information is available at
      • LEXILE® is a trademark of MetaMetrics, Inc. Lexile ranges shown are estimates of correlations to RIT scores NWEA developed. Correlations and reports are not associated with or endorsed by MetaMetrics.


    For further support in understanding your child's MAP Growth results, please contact your child's school.