Student Goal Setting with MAP

a resource for teachers

Explaining MAP and RIT

MAP - Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) creates a personalized assessment experience by adapting to each student’s learning level. You’ll have assessment data—and essential information about what each student knows and is ready to learn within 24 hours.


RIT - "Ready for Instruction Today" - The RIT Scale is a curriculum scale that uses individual item difficulty values to estimate student achievement. An advantage of the RIT scale is that it can relate the numbers on the scale directly to the difficulty of items on the tests. In addition, the RIT scale is an equal interval scale. Equal interval means that the difference between scores is the same regardless of whether a student is at the top, bottom, or middle of the RIT scale, and it has the same meaning regardless of grade level.

Personal Goal Setting Sheet for Students

Click here to access a Personal Goal Setting Sheet

RIT to Resource

Click here to access the NWEA RIT to Resource site.

Finding Your Students in the Learning Continuum

Take-away Task

  1. Look at your Tier 2 students in Data Blender
  2. Find these students in the Learning Continuum
  3. Set 1 Reading and 1 Math goal for each student
  4. Use RIT to Resource to find 2-3 intervention activities for each student
  5. Contact the students to work through Personal Goal Setting Sheet
  6. Monitor student progress until next RTII meeting in January