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Learning Continuum

The Learning Continuum report identifies learning statements using two views:

Learning Continuum Test View, for browsing RIT ranges, and Class View, for viewing student test results


Identifies learning statements corresponding to RIT scores so you can plan scaffolding and differentiated instruction.

Test View — organized by 10-point RIT bands

Class View — organized by student test results

Applicable Tests MAP Growth and MAP Growth K–2.

Required Roles

Instructor, Administrator, or Assessment Coordinator (School or District)

Date Limits

1 year prior, for tests completed within your test window range (set under Manage Terms)

Quick Lesson

About Learning Statements

Learning statements found throughout the Learning Continuum are instruction-oriented statements that describe the concepts and skills assessed by MAP Growth.

Note: The appearance of a learning statement in a given 10-point RIT band does not necessarily mean that students who fall in that RIT band received questions about that skill or concept. However, statistically a student's RIT score within an instructional area does predict the applicability of learning statements in a given RIT band.

In the Test View, you can see learning statements organized in a continuum: 

  • Reinforce — For learning statements in the RIT band just below where a student scored, you could reinforce their learning, but they probably already know these skills and concepts.
  • Develop — The learning statements in the RIT band where a student scored are likely in their Zone of Proximal Development and may be helpful in planning current instruction.
  • Introduce — The learning statements in the RIT band just above where a student scored are skills and concepts you could potentially introduce when the student is ready for more challenge.

How to Access the Report

You can access the Learning Continuum from View Reports > MAP Reports > Learning Continuum, where you can open either the Class View or Test View (scroll down to reveal).


As a shortcut, open the Class View using links in the Class Breakdown by Goal report:

Note on Class View: The learning statements that appear with student names represent only some of the skills and concepts that support a standard. Because these skills and concepts are likely to be in the students’ Zone of Proximal Development based on their MAP Growth scores, the learning statements can be a useful source of information to scaffold or enrich grade level instruction for identified students. However, those learning statements should not be the only source of information that a teacher consults.

Controlling the View


  • If available*, use Edit Display Options to control what appears in the report.

    *The Display Options are not available for all test versions.

    • Group by Topic—The topic groups provided by NWEA help you locate related content.
    • Group by Standard—Most useful when combined with the Grade Level Standards filter, so you can isolate particular standards.

    • Filter by Grade Level Standards—Use with the Group by Standard option:

  • Use the browser search: Ctrl+F or Cmd+F.

    Example: You want to find a topic on units of time.

  • Click a RIT band to view it in isolation, along with adjacent RIT bands. (Class View only.)

    Example: You need to differentiate instruction for students performing in a given RIT band.

    Note: To restore the full view, click View All.

  • Click a student name to isolate just that student. (Class View only.)

    Example: You want to set learning goals for a certain student.

    To restore the full view, click View All.

Print the Display

Note: Printed copy will become outdated as the test calibration changes, so always refer to the online view for the latest information.

  1. Use the Firefox browser for the most accurate print rendering; however, any supported browser will work.
  2. Display the learning statements you want.

    Tip: For the Test View, you can print every third RIT band to avoid printing the RIT bands that overlap.

  3. Scroll to the top and click Print (or type Ctrl+P on Windows, Cmd+P on Mac).
  4. Optional—For a PDF, you could print to a PDF printer driver:
    • On Windows—You must first have a PDF printer driver installed. You can then select the PDF printer.
    • On Mac—When printing, click the PDF button and choose Save as PDF...

Frequent Questions for the Learning Continuum

Use Restrictions for Learning Continuum

The Learning Continuum is the exclusive property of NWEA and is protected by U.S. and international copyright. Use of the Learning Continuum by any person or entity other than a subscriber school district or other recognized and subscriber entity (“Subscriber”) is prohibited. By using the Learning Continuum, you agree to the following terms and conditions of this Use Agreement (the “Use Agreement”).