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Student Goal Setting Worksheet


Student Goal Setting Worksheet example


Description Shows a student's test history and growth projections in the selected subject areas for a specific period of time so you can discuss the student's goals and celebrate achievements.
Applicable Tests MAP Growth and MAP Growth K‑2.

Required Roles

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

Date Limits

Up to 2 years prior, for tests completed within your test window range (set under Manage Terms)

Video Overview


Tips for the Worksheet

  • Growth measured may span up to five terms.
  • In the fall, start a conversation with the student using the Overall RIT and Projected RIT and determine where the student stands with regard to goal areas. You could focus on a goal area in the student's action plan, particularly if you plan to emphasize instruction in that goal area.
  • Can be a reference to help celebrate achievements at the end of the school year.


Graph section of report Projected RIT RIT projected from the first to second test event when a test event is in the initial term. Norms data are used to calculate projected RIT from the growth test event in the initial term of the growth comparison period, projected to the final term of the growth comparison period.
My Goal A place to record the student's individual goals that may be above or below typical growth.
RIT Growth The student's RIT point growth from the start term to the end term. If the end term testing is not yet completed, an asterisk appears.


Goal area results

Overall RIT Score The student's RIT score for each term in which the student has a growth test event in the subject, regardless of the test the student took. For example, suppose a student took a Math 2-5 test in the fall and a Math 6+ test in winter and spring. In this case, the worksheet shows an Overall RIT Score for each of the three terms.
Goal Performance

Shows the RIT score range for each instructional area (“goal performance”). Color codes indicate the performance relative to the student's overall score:

  • Green indicates that the median of the goal score range is more than 3 RIT points above Overall RIT Score. In the above sample, Foundational Skills is green because 224 (median between 219-229) is 8 points above 216 (overall score).
  • Yellow indicates more than 3 RIT points below the Overall RIT Score. In the above sample, Literature is yellow because 209 (median between 205-213) is 5 below 216 (overall score).
  • White or gray indicates a RIT range within 3 RIT points of the overall RIT.

Note: Only test events that are consistent with the last test taken in the growth comparison period appear. For example, suppose a student took a Math 2-5 test in fall and then took a Math 6+ test in winter and spring. Only the test scores from the Math 6+ test events in winter and spring would appear on the report, because the goals were different in the fall term and are not comparable.

If an asterisk (* or *‑*) appears: The goal performance cannot be calculated. The student may have answered too many items incorrectly or too few items may have been available in the RIT range assessed.

Lexile® Range This range appears when the student has taken a reading test. You can use it with online resources to identify appropriately challenging books, periodicals, and other reading material for each student. LEXILE® and METAMETRICS® are trademarks of MetaMetrics, Inc., and are registered in the United States and abroad.
Student Action Plan A place to plan activities and strategies for the student to follow for improved performance in specific goal performance areas.

Options for Generating a Student Goal Setting Worksheet

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Term Rostered: List of terms in the current and previous academic years in which students, instructors, and classes are rostered in your district. For example, an instructor can view a student's test results from a previous term when the student was in another class. The default setting is the current term.

School, Instructor, Class, and Student: The choices you have depend on your MAP role. The Assessment Coordinator can choose from across the district-wide. Other roles are limited to assigned schools and classes.

Growth Comparison Period: Sets the initial and final testing terms for measuring growth shown in the "Growth Measured from" period on the report. Default selection depends on the roster term selected rather than current term. For example, if the term rostered begins in the fall or winter, the default growth comparison period is fall to spring in the same academic year. If the term rostered begins in spring, the default growth comparison period is spring to spring for the same academic year.

Subject: List of subjects you can show on the report.

Download Student Goal Setting Worksheet Template: Link to a blank Student Goal Setting Worksheet you can use to set goals and action plans for any student.