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Match RIT to Concepts
Use the following word lists as you teach the concepts that students are ready to learn. The words within each RIT band represent the difficulty level that MAP measures, regardless of your state standard. For students who scored within a given range, you can enhance their instruction by reinforcing these words.
For English language learners, these word lists can prepare students before the MAP assessment, because the words and related concepts are likely to appear in the test. (However, because tests are adaptive, the words are not guaranteed to appear.)
These words lists are not comprehensive. Use them in conjunction with other vocabulary lists associated with your curriculum.
Relation to Learning Statements
These words and concepts correspond directly to the learning statements found in MAP reports. If you want more context, especially how these topics evolve across the RIT bands, please refer to the Test View within the Learning Continuum report. You'll find learning statements that can better suggest when a topic might be a focus for instruction.
MAP Growth K2 Concepts
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MAP Growth 2+ Concepts
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Note: The gradelevels shown in each RIT band are based on the 2015 NWEA Norms Study. They are only an approximation and overall guideline for the difficulty level.
Mathematics 


RIT Band + Norms 
Concepts to Introduce  
131–140 
Whole Numbers—Counting and Cardinality: number 

141–150 Grade K, 
Whole Numbers—Addition/ Subtraction: compare quantities sum 

Length: length height width 

Identification and Classification of 2D Shapes:


Additional Learning Continuum topic: Data Analysis 

151–160 Grade K, 
Concepts building on topics from prior RIT bands:


Number Sentences/Equations/Equivalence: difference parts of addition and subtraction problems 

Time: hour 

Spatial Concepts and Symmetry: location words 

Whole Numbers—Compare / Order: backwards count order 

Identification and Classification of 3D Shapes:


Additional Learning Continuum topics:


161–170 Grade 1, 
Concepts building on topics from prior RIT bands:


Money: coins dollar 

Problem Solving with Units:


Data Representation:


Additional Learning Continuum topics:  Decimals—Addition/Subtraction  Angle Measurement  Area 

171–180 Grade 1, Grade 2, 
Concepts building on topics from prior RIT bands:


Fractions—Compare/Order: equivalent 

Numerical Expressions: expanded form parentheses in expressions unknowns in number sentences 

Whole Numbers; Decimals—Rounding/Estimation: estimation rounds 

Additional Learning Continuum topics:


181–190 Grade 2, 
Concepts building on topics from prior RIT bands:


Fractions: Addition/Subtraction: mixed number 

Angle Measurement; Points, Lines, Segments, Rays, and Angles:


Additional Learning Continuum topics:  Decimals—Multiplication/Division  Bivariate Data  Rates/Ratios/Proportions/Percents 

191–200 Grade 2, Grade 3, 
Concepts building on topics from prior RIT bands:


Fractions—Represent and Solve Word Problems:


Capacity; Weight/Mass:


Additional Learning Continuum topics:


201–210 Grade 3, Grade 4, 
Concepts building on topics from prior RIT bands:


Decimals—Compare/Order; Decimals—Represent/Model: hundredths tenths thousandths 

Volume: prism pyramid unit cube 

Similarity: scale factor 

Rational Numbers—Solve RealWorld and Mathematical Problems: rate simplify 

Additional Learning Continuum topics:


211–220 Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, 
Concepts building on topics from prior RIT bands:


System of Equations/Inequalities: standard form 

Rate of Change/Slope: linear 

Exponents; Scientific Notation: base power / powers square root 

Additional Learning Continuum topics:  Rational Numbers—Compare/Order  Integers—Computation 

221–230 Grade 5, Grade 6, Grades 7 and 8, 
Concepts building on topics from prior RIT bands:


Inequalities; Linear Functions:


Relationships involving Lines, Angles, and Polygons: exterior angle interior angle transversal 

Additional Learning Continuum topics:


231–240 Grades 9, 10, 11, 
Concepts building on topics from prior RIT bands: conditional probability dilation irrational number replacement 

Exponential and Logarithmic Functions; Piecewise/Absolute Value Functions; Properties and Operations of Functions; Real/Complex Numbers—Computation:


Pythagorean Theorem; Trigonometry; Circles: chord midpoint 

241–250 
Trigonometric Functions / Radian Measure


Additional Learning Continuum topics: Rational Functions; Radicals; and Surface Area 

251–260 
Concepts building on topics from prior RIT bands:


Geometric Proof: postulate theorem 
Note: The gradelevels shown in each RIT band are based on the 2015 NWEA Norms Study. They are only an approximation and overall guideline for the difficulty level.
Reading 


RIT Band + Norms 
Concepts to Introduce  
Below 161 Grade K, 
Base Words, Affixes:


Inferences, Conclusions, Predictions; and Locating Information: where 

Context Clues—Unknown and MultipleMeaning Words; Picture Vocabulary; Word Relationships; Text Features, Visuals:


Additional Learning Continuum topic:  Academic and Content Vocabulary 

161–170 Grade 1, 
Concepts building on topics from prior RIT bands:


Main or Central Idea, Topic, Titles;


Following Directions:


Additional Learning Continuum topics:


171–180 Grade 1, Grade 2, 
Concepts building on topics from prior RIT bands:


Characteristics of Genre—Literary; Author’s Craft—Perspective, Attitude:


Characteristics of Genre—Informational:


Facts and Opinions:


Additional Learning Continuum topics:  Assertions and Claims  Author’s Craft—Persuasive and Rhetorical Techniques 

181–190 Grade 2, Grade 3, 
Concepts building on topics from prior RIT bands:


Summarizing, Paraphrasing:


Mood; Point of View:


Additional Learning Continuum topic:  Word Nuances and Shades of Meaning 

191–200 Grade 3, 
Concepts building on topics from prior RIT bands:


Supporting Details; Inferences, Conclusions, Predictions:


Additional Learning Continuum topic:  Author’s Craft—Foreshadowing, Flashback 

201–210 Grade 4, Grade 5, 
Concepts building on topics from prior RIT bands:


Text Structure—Organization:


Dialogue: conversation converse dialogue 

Additional Learning Continuum topic:  Author’s Craft—Style, Voice, Tone 

211–220 Grade 5, Grades 6 to 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, 
Concepts building on topics from prior RIT bands:


221–230 Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, 
Concepts building on topics from prior RIT bands:


231–240 
Concepts building on topics from prior RIT bands: ironic point of view (effect on meaning) stage directions tone 

241–250 
Concepts building on topics from prior RIT bands: satirical passage (understand author's point) 
Note: The gradelevels shown in each RIT band are based on the 2015 NWEA Norms Study. They are only an approximation and overall guideline for the difficulty level.
Language Usage 


RIT Band + Norms 
Concepts to Introduce  
Below 161 
Capitalization–First Word Rules:


Additional Learning Continuum topics:


161–170 
Concepts building on topics from prior RIT bands: base ending pronoun 

Capitalization—Proper Nouns and Titles:


Ending Punctuation:


Drafting; Main Ideas / Topic Sentence / Supporting Details; Prewriting; Revising:


Subject/Predicate: action verb verb 

Nouns; Phrases; Sentence Meaning:


161–170, continued 
Additional Learning Continuum topics:


171–180 Grade 2, 
Concepts building on topics from prior RIT bands:


Spelling —Compound Words; —Patterns; —Plurals; Initials and Abbreviations:


Additional Learning Continuum topics:


181–190 Grade 2, Grade 3, 
Concepts building on topics from prior RIT bands:


Additional Learning Continuum topics:  Capitalization—Quotations and Dialogue  Frequently Confused Words  Quotation Marks and Dialogue 

191–200 Grade 3, Grade 4, 
Concepts building on topics from prior RIT bands:


Brackets, Dashes, Hyphens, Ellipses, Parentheses; Underlining:


Additional Learning Continuum topics:  Clauses  Writing Techniques—Rhetorical Strategies  Writing Techniques—Argument, Counterargument 

201–210 Grade 4, Grade 5, 
Concepts building on topics from prior RIT bands:


Modifiers:


Research Questions, Sources, Thesis Statement:


Additional Learning Continuum topics:  Colons, Semicolons  Writing Techniques—Point of View 

211–220 Grade 5, Grades 6 to 10, 
Concepts building on topics from prior RIT bands:


Parallelism:


221–230 Grade 11, 
Concepts building on topics from prior RIT bands:


231–240 
Concepts building on topics from prior RIT bands:

Note: The gradelevels shown in each RIT band are based on the 2015 NWEA Norms Study. They are only an approximation and overall guideline for the difficulty level.
Physical Science 


RIT Band + Norms 
Concepts to Introduce 
181–190 Grades K  3 
Effects of Force on Motion;

Electric Charges and Forces:


Electric Circuits:


Energy Conversions:


Engineering Problems:


Light:


Magnetism and Electromagnetism: 

Measurement of Physical Properties:


Motion:


Phase Changes and States of Matter:


Sound Waves:


191–200 Grades 3  5 
Chemical Properties of Matter:

Chemical Reactions:


Conservation of Mass and Matter:


Effects of Force on Motion:


Electric Charges and Forces:


Electric Circuits:


Energy Conversions:


Energy Forms: 

Engineering Design Solutions:


Light:


Magnetism and Electromagnetism:


Motion:


Phase Changes and States of Matter:


Pure Substances, Mixtures, and Solutions:


Wave Properties:


201–210 Grades 58 
Atomic Structure:

Chemical Reactions:


Conservation of Mass and Matter:


Effects of Force on Motion:


Energy Forms: 

Engineering Design Solutions:


Engineering Problems:


Engineering Solution Optimizations:


Gravity:


Light:


Machines:


Magnetism and Electromagnetism:


Measurement of Physical Properties:


Molecular Structure and Bonding:


Motion:


Phase Changes and States of Matter:


Work and Power:


211–220 Grades 8‑10 
Acceleration and Free Fall:

Atomic Structure:


Chemical Reactions:


Conservation of Mass and Matter:


Effects of Force on Motion:


Electric Charges and Forces:


Electromagnetic Waves:


Engineering Design Solutions:


Forces:


Information Transfer:


Molecular Structure and Bonding:


Momentum:


Motion:


Physical Properties of Matter:


Wave Properties:


221–230 Grades 9‑12 
Chemical Properties of Matter:

Chemical Reactions:


Effects of Force on Motion:


Electric Charges and Forces:


Electric Circuits:


Electromagnetic Waves:


Gravity:


Heat Transfer:


Inertia:


Molecular Structure and Bonding:


Motion:


Nuclear Chemistry:


231–240+ Grades 10‑12 
Chemical Reactions:

Effects of Force on Motion:


Physical Properties of Matter:


Pure Substances, Mixtures, and Solutions:


Sound Waves:

Note: The gradelevels shown in each RIT band are based on the 2015 NWEA Norms Study. They are only an approximation and overall guideline for the difficulty level.
Life Science 


RIT Band + Norms 
Concepts to Introduce 
181–190 Grades K  3 
Adaptation:

Behavioral Responses:


Body Systems—System Components and Functions:


Characteristics of Living Things:


Classification—Developing and Using Keys:


Classification—Taxonomy:


Ecosystem Dynamics:


Effects of Humans on Habitats and Living Things:


Group Behavior:


Interactions among Organisms:


Interactions with the Physical Environment:


Needs of Living Things:


191–200 Grades 3  5 
Adaptation:

Behavioral Responses:


Body Systems—Interacting Systems and Homeostasis:


Cells—Cellular Processes:


Cells—Structures and Functions:


Classification—Taxonomy:


Ecosystem Dynamics:


Evolutionary Relationships and Evidence:


External Body Structures and Functions:


Group Behavior:


Life Cycles:


Needs of Living Things:


Pathways of Energy and Matter in Ecosystems:


Reproduction, Growth, and Development:


201–210 Grades 58 
Adaptation:

Behavioral Responses:


Body Systems—Interacting Systems and Homeostasis:


Cells—Structures and Functions:


Classification—Developing and Using Keys:


Genetic Crosses:


Group Behavior:


Microorganisms and Viruses:


Mitosis:


Molecular Genetics:


Natural and Artificial Selection:


Pathways of Energy and Matter in Ecosystems:


Photosynthesis and Respiration:


211–220 Grades 8‑10 
Adaptation:

Behavioral Responses:


Biological Molecules, Enzymes, and ATP:


Body Systems—Interacting Systems and Homeostasis:


Body Systems—Organs and Specialized Cells:


Body Systems—System Components and Functions:


Cells—Structures and Functions:


Ecosystem Dynamics:


Evolutionary Relationships and Evidence:


Genetic Crosses:


Inherited and Acquired Traits: 

Microorganisms and Viruses:


Mitosis:


Natural and Artificial Selection:


Pathways of Energy and Matter in Ecosystems:


Reproduction and Genetic Variation:


Reproduction, Growth, and Development:


221–230 Grades 9‑12 
Behavioral Responses:

Biological Molecules, Enzymes, and ATP:


Body Systems—Interacting Systems and Homeostasis:


Evolutionary Relationships and Evidence:


Extinction and Speciation:


Interactions among Organisms:


Pathways of Energy and Matter in Ecosystems:


Photosynthesis and Respiration:


231–240+ Grades 10‑12 
Classification—Taxonomy:

Microorganisms and Viruses:


Mitosis:


Natural and Artificial Selection:


Pathways of Energy and Matter in Ecosystems:

Note: The gradelevels shown in each RIT band are based on the 2015 NWEA Norms Study. They are only an approximation and overall guideline for the difficulty level.
Earth and Space Science 


RIT Band + Norms 
Concepts to Introduce 
181–190 Grades K  3 
Biogeology:Moon / Sun 
Natural Hazards:


Natural Resources:


Plate Tectonics:


Rock Layers and the Fossil Record:


Rocks, Minerals, and Soil:


Seasons, Days, and Years:


Weather Conditions, Prediction, and Measurement:


191–200 Grades 3  5 
Climate:

Earth's Layers:


Effects of Humans on Land, Water, and Air:


Natural Hazards:


Natural Resources:


Plate Tectonics:


Rock Layers and the Fossil Record:


Rocks, Minerals, and Soil:


Seasons, Days, and Years:


The Solar System:


Weather Conditions, Prediction, and Measurement:


Weathering and Erosion:


201–210 Grades 58 
Climate:

Earth's Ecosystems:


Earth's Layers:


Eclipses and Moon Phases:


Effects of Humans on Land, Water, and Air:


Engineering Design Solutions:


Natural Hazards:


Natural Resources:


Plate Tectonics:


Rock Layers and the Fossil Record:


Rocks, Minerals, and Soil:


Seasons, Days, and Years:


The Solar System:


The Universe, Stars, and Galaxies:


Water on Earth:


Weather Conditions, Prediction, and Measurement:


Weathering and Erosion:


211–220 Grades 8‑10 
Biogeology:

Earth's Ecosystems:


Effects of Humans on Land, Water, and Air:


Natural Resources:


Plate Tectonics:


Rock Layers and the Fossil Record:


The Solar System:


The Universe, Stars, and Galaxies:


Water on Earth:


Weather Conditions, Prediction, and Measurement:


Weathering and Erosion:


221–230 Grades 9‑12 
Climate:

Earth's Layers:


Effects of Humans on Land, Water, and Air:


Natural Resources:


Plate Tectonics:


The Universe, Stars, and Galaxies:


Weather Conditions, Prediction, and Measurement:


231–240+ Grades 10‑12 
Climate:
stability of Earth's climate 
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