The Learning Continuum is provided by NWEA as part of their MAP Growth assessment system.
- Makes it easier to use MAP scores to differentiate classroom instruction.
- Makes connections between specific skills and RIT scores to identify what students are ready to learn and to guide instructional planning.
- Is structured by goal areas (such as Literature for Reading and Geometry for Math) which are organized based on state or Common Core standards.
Each column in the Learning Continuum includes the skills within a block of 10 RIT points. If a student has a RIT score of 205, then the skills within the 201-210 block are the skills that student is ready to work on in class right now.
The Learning Continuum can be used for:
- Planning small group instruction, including flexible grouping
- Goal setting
- Identifying areas of strength and areas of concern for each student
- Creating centers, homework, or other assignments based on skills needed for each student
- Providing students, parents, and aides with specific skill sets for a student to focus on
To Access the Learning Continuum:
- Log in to the NWEA reports website where you access your students’ MAP scores
- Select “View Reports,” then “MAP Growth Reports”
- From the list of MAP Growth Reports, select “Learning Continuum”
- There are two ways to view the Learning Continuum:
- “Class View” lists the blocks of learning statements vertically with students who scored within each block listed on the side.
- “Test View” lists the blocks on learning statements horizontally (similar to the image above) and shows the full range of RIT scores.
- “Six Ways the Learning Continuum Can Help Teacher Decision Making” – NWEA blog post, October, 2015
- “Match RIT to Concepts” – Word lists to reinforce within each RIT band
- Available after logging in to NWEA’s reports site
Material from the Learning Continuum is provided by courtesy of NWEA and may not be republished, rewritten, or redistributed. All rights reserved