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Student Progress Report

Sample Student Progress Report with winter testing results for math and reading

Description Shows a student's overall progress from all past terms to the selected term so you can communicate about the student's term-to-term growth.

For a modern, easy-to-read format, use the Family Report.

Applicable Tests

MAP Growth, Screening, and MAP Growth K‑2.

Required Roles

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

Prior Data

All years prior, including tests completed outside your test window range (they appear in gray font if you choose the All Valid report option)

Graph for Student Progress


Chart of student growth including district mean and NWEA norms
Student RIT District Grade Level Mean RIT Norm Grade Level Mean RIT Student RIT Projection
The student's score for each term. Average RIT score for students in the same school district and same grade who tested at the same time as the student named on this report. If it doesn't appear, the district testing window is not yet closed. Average score for students who were in the same grade and who tested in the same term, as observed in the NWEA norms study. If it doesn't appear, there is no norms data for the grade and subject reported. The projected RIT score when the student takes a future test. This projection is based on student's actual RIT score in the first term of the Growth Comparison Period, and on the average RIT growth of students who were in the same grade and who tested in the same term. The average growth comes from the NWEA norms study.
Goal Performance

For each instructional area (“goal”), shows either RIT score ranges or descriptors:

  • Low: Student goal scores are lower than the 21st percentile
  • LoAvg:  Student goal scores fall within the 21st-40th percentile
  • Avg: Student goal scores fall within the 41st-60th percentile
  • HiAvg: Student goal scores fall within the 61st-80th percentile
  • High: Student goal scores fall within the 81st percentile or higher

If goal performance cannot be calculated, an asterisk (*) appears. The student may have answered too many items incorrectly, too few items may have been available in the RIT range assessed, or norms data for percentiles may be unavailable.

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.

Details for Student Progress


Detailed section showing all prior testing history and the RIT growth between testing
Term/Year + Grade RIT RIT Growth Growth Projection Percentile Range

Indicates the term, year, and grade in which the test event occurred.

Keep in mind that if a term spans more than one year, the latter of the two years is used. For example, WI20 could reflect a term from December 1, 2019 to February 28, 2020.

  • FA (Fall)
  • WI (Winter)
  • SP (Spring)
  • SU (Summer)
  • Middle number is the student's RIT score. The numbers on either side of the RIT score define the score +/- the standard error. If retested soon, the student's score would fall within this range most of the time. The growth in RIT points made between the two terms in the Growth Comparison Period. Average growth of students who were in the same grade and began the same term at a similar RIT score, as observed in the NWEA norms study. The number in the middle is this student's percentile rank, or the percentage of students who had a RIT score less than or equal to this student's score according to the NWEA norms study. The numbers on either side of the percentile rank define the percentile range (the RIT score +/- standard error). If retested soon, this student's percentile rank would be within this range most of the time.

    Gray text identifies tests that are valid but do not provide growth data (such as a test taken outside the test window). These test results are excluded from summary statistics.


    Key Options for Generating a Student Progress Report

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    Growth Comparison Period: Identifies the term to be used as the basis for analyzing student growth compared to norms.


    • Test events display in reverse chronological order if more than one test event exists for a term. Time stamps determine the order of multiple test events on the same date.
    • The list includes only terms in which the student took a test and had all required attributes for reporting defined in the student profile.

    Goal Ranges: Specifies whether to display the instructional area scores (“goals”) as descriptors (Low to High) or as RIT score ranges.

    Reference: Specifies whether to include comparisons to the District Average RIT and Norm Group Average. The default is both. If a district hasn’t declared testing complete for the term, no district averages can be displayed.

    • District Average RIT calculation is based on the average RIT of all students’ identified test events across the district for a specific subject, term and grade.
    • Norm Group Average is the grade level mean—or 50th percentile—for the subject, term and grade, as determined by the NWEA norm study.

    Test Events: Specifies whether to include only growth test events or all valid test events.

    • Growth Only reports only growth tests. A growth test is a valid test event used for measuring student performance for a given term for a given subject, and must occur within a school’s test window. If multiple tests are valid and occur within the test window, the test event with the lowest standard error of measure is the growth test event.
    • All Valid includes growth tests, valid non-growth test events and the student's complete test history. It includes only valid test events (no terminated test data). Valid test events that are not also growth test events appear in gray text. These test events are reported for informational purposes only and are not used for measuring student performance for a given term.

    Graph Style: Specifies whether the graph showing student progress should be a bar chart or line graph.

    Group Output: Specifies how many Acrobat PDF files you will get. For example, if you intend to e-mail a report to each student, choose One PDF per Student.

    Include Quick Reference: Specifies whether to print an explanatory page aimed at parents and teachers. Click the link for a sample.