The Rausch Unit (RIT) scale is an equal interval scale, similar to inches or feet, that will show your child’s academic growth. The RIT will show over time how your child has grown from one year to the next. You may see the overall RIT score in one or two tested areas: reading or math. In addition, a RIT score is provided for goal areas under each subject area. These individual area scores are provided at the request of parents and allow us to see the student’s strength in various applications of the subject area.
The number is your child's percentile rank - the percentage of students in the most recent national NWEA RIT Scale Norms study that had a RIT score less than or equal to your child's score. For grade 12 students, an asterisk (*) percentile indicates that the performance cannot be compared to the national testing population.
This list shows how your child performed on specific areas measured in the MAP assessment. Each goal area included in the test is listed along with a descriptive adjective of your child's score relative to students in the same grade across the nation. Descriptors are based on NWEA norms:
Low = 20th percentile or lower.
LoAvg = 20th to 40th percentile.
Avg = 40th to 60th percentile.
HiAvg = 60th to 80th percentile.
High = 80th percentile or higher.
If an asterisk (*) appears: The goal performance cannot be calculated. The student may have answered too many items incorrectly or too few items may have been available in the RIT range assessed.
Lexile is a reading scale that identifies the difficulty of reading material. Some library catalogs provide a Lexile score to specify a book’s difficulty level. The Lexile range reported from MAP can be used as you search for reading material that matches your child’s reading level.