This fall, all Dearborn Public Schools students, in grades K through 8, took the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test in the areas of math, language arts and science. This test is a state aligned, computerized adaptive assessment program that provides Dearborn educators with the information needed to improve teaching and learning by making student-focused, data-driven decisions. Educators use the growth and achievement data from MAP to develop targeted instructional strategies and to plan school improvement.

Student MAP testing results are reported in RIT scores (short for Rasch unIT). A RIT score is an estimation of a student’s instructional level and measures academic growth and progress. You may have a chart in your home on which you mark your child’s height at certain times. This is a growth chart to show how much he or she has grown from one year to the next. MAP assessments do the same sort of thing, except they measure a student’s growth in language arts, math and science.

Within this page you will find direct links to resources that will support your child’s academic growth. These links are organized by RIT score to focus on your child’s specific needs.