Norms for 2nd grade general science are not included. Grade 2 students are tested in science much less frequently then they are for reading, mathematics, and language usage. ... growth of second graders in mathematics, and because NWEA assessments are aligned to the RIT scale, we do not differentiate MPG and MAP in the norms. If we did so, the. precision, using NWEA® normative data. Read below about three students in sixth-grade reading. Marcus, Danielle, and Anissa are in di˚erent places academically and will require di˚erent interventions and support. Setting meaningful and realistic growth goals TURNING INSIGHT INTO ACTION NEXT STEPS If Marcus makes slightly better.