Northwest Evaluation Association; a standardized test
a number scale developed by NWEA that uses the individual item difficulty values to estimate student achievement. To test out of reading class, 9th graders must have a RIT score of 218 or higher in the fall testing. 10th graders must have a RIT score of 221 or higher in the fall testing.
Percentile rank (%ile)
a number that tells where your rank falls out of 100 others. Example: if you fall in the 24th percentile, it means that out of 100 students, 23 students scored less that you and 74 scored higher
a number that helps identify reading material that is at an appropriate difficulty level for individual students. A number that will help you know how easy or hard a text is to read
words that you may or may not know the meaning of
stories based on characters, themes, plot and setting
a text that is factual or written to teach something; usually nonfiction
text that is written to convince or persuade the reader of something
on the NWEA it is the RIT score goal you want to achieve over a period of time
numbers that provide a framework of reference for test scores. The fall median RIT score norm for 10th grade is 226, for 9th grade it is 222.