What is a "RIT" Score?

When a student completes an NWEA MAP assessment, he or she receives a series of RIT scores as a result. So, what is a "RIT" and what do the scores mean?

"RIT" is an abbreviation for "Rausch Unit." The difficulty and complexity of each MAP assessment question is measured using the RIT scale. A student's RIT score indicates the level at which the student was answering questions correctly 50% of the time.

 

Distinguishing Features of RIT Scores:

 

Common Questions:

What RIT Scores might I see for my students?

 

What amount of RIT score growth is "normal"?

 

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