Standardized Testing Information

Throughout the month of October 2015, and again in May 2016, Saint Agnes School students participated in a new testing program called MAP (Measures of Academic Progress). The MAP test is different from other tests you may have seen in the past because it is a truly individualized testing experience for each student. After completing the second assessment in May, students, parents, and teachers will be able to see how each individual student has academically progressed in sub-categories within math, reading, science, and language. We will use this information in conjunction with classroom data to set individual learning goals with each student. If you would like to read more about the NWEA (Northwest Education Association)-MAP testing, please download the parent toolkit by clicking here.

Below you will find a list of important terms to help you read your child’s report.

Key Terms for MAP Reports:

RIT Score: This score is the level at which the child is “ready” for instruction. It helps teachers know the next right step for learning.

Student RIT: This is your child’s individual score on the test section.

District Grade Level Mean RIT: This score is the average RIT for your child’s grade level across the Archdiocese of Boston, which includes more than 80 grammar schools.

Norm Grade Level Mean RIT: This test is normed every three (3) years by the NWEA. It measures students across the United States from private and public schools. These norms were established this year. This score will indicate how your child’s academic performance compares with students at this grade level nationally.

Student RIT Projection: This is a measure for expected growth. It helps students, parents, and teachers set individual goals for the student during the year. After the next testing period, we can compare expected growth and actual growth to measure student learning.