MAP Results - Spring 2011
The chart below shows the RIT score growth of students in the ASFM elementary and middle schools (2nd grade to 9th grade) in the three subject areas tested by the M.A.P. standardized assessments.
Growth is measured across the period September 2010 to April 2011 against two scales. The first scale of comparison is the median RIT score of students at the same grade level in the normative group. The normative group consists of 2.8 million schoolchildren from 6,905 schools in 1,123 districts located across 42 states in the USA as well as 70 international schools around the world. The second scale of comparison is the expected rate of growth of students in each grade level as predicted by the performance of the students in this normative group in past years. As you will know from recent school bulletins, ASFM has achieved consistently higher scores at all grade levels and in all subject areas than the students in the normative group. We aim to ensure that this trend continues. It is a significant guarantee of the quality of the education your child is receiving at ASFM
On this diagram, the administering body, the NWEA, have recorded the growth in four color-coded bands:
The green band represents those students who are not only achieving higher RIT scores than their peers in comparable schools but are also improving at a faster rate than expected.
The orange band represents those students who are achieving higher RIT scores than their peers in comparable schools but who are also improving more slowly than the expected rate.
The yellow band represents those students who are achieving lower RIT scores than their peers in comparable schools but who are improving at a faster rate than expected.
The red band represents those students who are achieving lower RIT scores than their peers in comparable schools and who are also improving at a slower rate.
The exact percentages of students in each band are given for the school as a whole and for each campus on the right of the diagram. As you will see, pleasingly, both ASFM campuses show wide green and orange bands. In future years we may decide to concentrate resources on addressing the needs of students in the red and yellow bands. Although this data gives us some areas to watch in the future - right now it gives us much cause for celebration.