Minnetonka students in grades K - 8 participate in District-wide tests in early fall and again each May. These tests measure what children already know in math
and what a child still needs to learn, to better assist teachers in targeting instruction to the child's "just-right" learning level. The May tests assess each child's academic growth during the year.
To answer the questions, "How is my child doing compared to expectations for his or her grade?" "Is my child on track to gain a year's growth in a year's time?" parents can compare a child's growth scores with national norms. Look at both the RIT score compared to national norms and the national norms for growth in the four charts below.
NWEA RIT Scores by Grade Level National Norms
(On average, Minnetonka students score many grade levels above national norms.)
NWEA Growth Norms
Minnetonka students take the NWEA each fall and spring. Compare your child's growth with the number of points expected in a grade level in the Begin-to-End Year column. Growth norms developed for the RIT Scale Norms Study reflect the common observation that the rate of academic growth is related to the student’s starting status on the measurement scale; typically, students starting out at a lower level tend to grow more.
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