Using MAP to Differentiate Content

J. Galbreath, Gifted Resource Specialist

What does MAP tell us about our students?

MAP is a nationally normed achievement test. It measures how much knowledge a student has mastered.

What score do students need to qualify as gifted on the MAP test?

To identify as gifted on the NWEA MAP test in reading or math, students must obtain a score of 95% or higher. Additionally, any student K-10 who had both a 94th percentile and a 90th percentile or higher on two of the last three MAP administrations will be offered a retest in that subject area. For example, if a student has reading scores of 91, 89, 94 over the last three tests, he will be offered a retest in reading.

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How do I know what RIT score is equal to the 95%?

Here is a chart that shows what RIT score is needed to reach the 95% and identify as gifted during the fall, winter and spring MAP tests.

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How will knowing the percentile and RIT score help the gifted students?

To reach the 95th percentile, students must be proficient with concepts that may not be taught in a student's assigned grade. It is important for teachers to be aware of concepts that will be assessed at the higher levels on the MAP test. By providing our high achieving students differentiated content they will have the opportunity to be successful and show growth on future MAP assessments.

Curriculum Ladders Are a Useful Tool for Content Differentiation

Curriculum Ladders are a visual representation of the range of complexity for a set of skills. The ladders help to identify the content differentiation needed within a Common Core Strand.

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Qualifying RIT Scores for Gifted Identification on the Spring Test

Kindergarten


Math RIT Score 182= 95%

MAP test will include content in the MATH RIT Band 181 to 190


Reading RIT Score 179 = 95%

MAP test will include content in the Reading RIT Band 171 to 180

1st Grade

Math RIT Score 203= 95%

MAP test will include content in the MATH RIT Band 201 to 210


Reading RIT Score 201= 95%

MAP test will include content in the RIT Band 201 to 210

2nd Grade

Math RIT Score 214 = 95%

MAP test will include content in the MATH RIT Band 211 to 220


Reading RIT Score 214 = 95%

MAP test will include content in the RIT Band 211 to 220

3rd Grade

Math RIT Score 223 = 95%

MAP test will include content in the RIT Band 221 to 230


Reading RIT Score 226 = 95%

MAP test will include content in the RIT Band 221 to 230

Math RIT Score 230 = 95%

MAP test will include content in the RIT Band 221 to 230


Reading RIT Score 238 = 95%

MAP test will include content in the RIT Band 231 to 240

5th Grade

Math RIT Score 236 = 95%

MAP test will include content in the RIT Band 231 to 240


Reading RIT Score 248 = 95%

MAP test will include content in the RIT Band 241 to 250

6th Grade

Math RIT Score 252 = 95%

MAP test will include content in the RIT Band 231 to 240


Reading RIT Score 240 = 95%

MAP test will include content in the RIT Band 241 to 250