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Wesley Koehler
Monday, January 06, 2020

JANUARY 7, 8, 9  

Franklin Jr-Sr High will be taking the MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) tests, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of this week.  I wanted to share some information about MAP testing and why we take the time to do them. 

 A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Scores on MAP (Measures of Academic Progress)

  • What is a MAP Assessment?
    • MAP is a computerized adaptive assessment that measures your child’s knowledge of Reading, Language and Math.  All Students are asked the same number of questions, but the difficulty of each question is based on how well a student answers all previous questions.  If the students answer correctly, questions become more difficult.  If the student answers incorrectly, the questions become easier and then become progressively more challenging.  This enables the assessment, to precisely identify the full spectrum of a student’s strengths and weaknesses. 
  • How long does it take to complete an assessment?
    • Although assessments are not timed, it usually takes students about one hour to complete each assessment.  We are giving only one assessment per day to ensure maximum student focus.
  • How are the assessment results used?
    • MAP assessments are used to measure student progress and growth in Reading, Math and Language.  These assessments will help all of your child’s teachers understand your child’s areas of strength and weakness in order to provide appropriate instruction.
  • When will I get the results of my child’s assessment?
    • Scores will be sent out before the end of the semester.
  • What is a RIT score?
    • RIT stands for Rasch Unit, which is used to measure a student’s academic growth over the course of the student’s academic career.  The score is unrelated to the age or grade of the student, but reflects the level at which the student is currently performing.
  • If you want to learn more about MAP testing, you can go online to

Help us better educate your student by encouraging them to try their best, get plenty of rest, and ask them how they did when they come home.  Thanks in advance for your help in making Franklin Jr-Sr High a better educational community.  Mr. Waggener, Principal