Assessment Resources » MAP
Measure of Academic Progress
Our students take the MAP test at least twice a year. This test is useful as the results are available almost immediately and we can use those results to place our students in the right classes and analyze their scores or "drill down" to find out what kinds of skills have have or need to develop.
The MAP reading test also gives a Lexile score and range for our students. This score indicates at what reading level students are. Books have a Lexile rating as well, students should feel comfortable reading books within their range and it is our job to give them the tools to read texts that are just above their Lexile range so they can grow and expand their readings skills.
Here are some useful tools explain the meaning of the MAP test scores. Here is a chart that explains the "RIT" score, the MAP Grade Score Translation Chart. Also included is a Lexile Score Translation Chart that shows examples of literature passages written at that grade level. Feel free to view and follow along with this live links in this slide show for a short explanation of MAPS as well as instructions on how to find your students scores.
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Lexile Conversion Chart
Great printable Lexile conversion chart that indicates what the grade level equivalient for a Lexile Score is as well as sample literature and passages.
Palmer High School English Department
Colorado Springs School District 11
301 North Nevada Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903