Ladder Update – For the Teachers

The ladders are all done!


Update June, 2018: The Reading 2-5 Ladders, Reading 6+ Ladders, Math 6+, Language and Primary Math Ladders are now posted.



The process to update the curriculum ladders on this website began back in May with the plan to have them done and ready to use before the school year started.

Things did not go according to plan.

Several sets of ladders were completed in June and July. However, at the end of July, NWEA released an updated version of its Learning Continuum, so the ladders that had been completed were outdated before they were ever posted.

Work on the ladders began again in August, immediately followed by a computer crash.

Once the school year started – as I know every educator knows – life got busier and work on the ladders slowed to a crawl. I optimistically posted on the ladder pages that the ladders would be done this fall, but fall officially ends today, and the ladders are not complete.

I’ve received a number of comments and emails asking when the ladders will be done. To be honest, I’m not sure. I can say that I want them complete probably more than anyone, as I have a lot of plans for ways I want to use them myself. I anticipate that more will be done over the upcoming holiday break.

Thank you for your patience.


What is done (as of June, 2018):


Ladder Update

2 thoughts on “Ladder Update

  • March 10, 2018 at 9:51 am

    Hey guys,

    I’m looking for something that will describe each 10 point range so I can input the descriptor into my schools database. For example,

    Algebra and Functions: 171-180

    *Ready to learn such and such
    *Has mastered such and such
    *Can also such and such

    I’ve been browsing for about 45 minutes and can’t find it. Help!

    • March 13, 2018 at 7:39 pm

      I’m not aware of anything that would describe the RIT ranges quite like that. Some ranges only include a few skills but others have quite a few and would be hard to summarize accurately.


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