"Typical Of"-- what it means, and what it doesn't mean


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The “Typical Of” column tells you the grade and season for which your child’s score would be average. We include it to give a little more context to the RIT and percentile rankings, but its important to understand the limitations of this number.

First, this is referring to the actual performance of the kids in the sample group, it doesn’t relate to grade-level standards. As a rule of thumb, typically students in the 70th percentile or higher are meeting grade-level standards, average students are not.

Second, as kids age, their motivation level towards tests like MAP Growth can decrease. Because of this, comparing your child to children much older or younger may not be fair-- for high achieving kids, while their performance level may be the same as an average high school student, this doesn’t necessarily mean that they could perform at the same level as a high school student on another task. The larger the age gap becomes, the more we would recommend you focus on the percentile ranking, RIT score, and Learning Statements, rather than the “typical of” column.