Map Growth

The Barrow County School System uses MAP Growth to measure what students know and measure growth over time. Students in grades 1-8 take MAP Growth three times a year: beginning, middle, and end.

How it Works
MAP Growth is a computer-adaptive assessment. If your child answers a question correctly, the next question is more challenging. If a question is answered incorrectly, the next question is easier. This format challenges top performers without overwhelming students whose skill are below grade level.

MAP Growth measures growth over time, allowing you to track your child’s progress throughout the school year and across multiple years. After each MAP Growth administration, results are delivered in the form of a RIT score that reflects academic knowledge, skills, and abilities. Think of this score like marking height on a growth chart. You can tell how tall your child is at various points in time and how much they have grown between one stage and another.

Each time your child takes MAP Growth, the results can be viewed in the statewide longitudinal Date System (SLDS). SLDS can be accessed from Parent Portal.

Helpful links:

For more information, see the MAP Growth Parent Toolkit. For additional information about MAP Growth or the Student Progress Report contact your child’s teacher or principal. They will be glad to assist you.

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Additional Resources
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  • Khan Academydirects you to lessons based on math domain scores.

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