Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) are K-12 interim assessments that measure growth, project proficiency on high-stakes tests, and inform educators differentiate instruction, evaluate programs, and structure curriculum.
Computer adaptive MAP assessments reveal precisely which academic skills and concepts the student has acquired and what he/she is ready to learn. MAP assessments are grade independent and adapt to each student’s instructional level. Every item on a MAP assessment is anchored to a vertically aligned equal interval scale, called t he RIT scale for Rasch UnIT-a stable measurement, like inches on a ruler that covers all grades.
And because the measurement is reliable and accurate, RIT scores serve as an essential data point in a student’s learning plan; educators can see their precise learning level and respond accordingly.
Excerpt from An Introduction to the MAP Computer Adaptive Interim Assessment