How to help students set goals using RIT scores
A great way to engage students in their own learning is to set goals with them. Have each student choose one goal that they will work extra hard on this year. Encourage them to choose one of the goals that is an area of concern for them.
Log the student's chosen goal in your grade book or another convenient place so you can check on their progress and remind them periodically as you are working on that skill in class. Let them know they will be accountable for this throughout the year.
When students test again the next season, bring this goal to the forefront once more and have the students compare their scores from one testing term to the next, to check for growth. NWEA's RIT Point Growth Norms will show you what typical growth is for each of your students.
They should also record their overall score and set a realistic growth target with your help.