Benchmark Testing

Benchmark tests are given to students once a year to determine what knowledge has been acquired and what the students are able to do as a result.  Benchmark tests serve as monitoring tools as teachers are able to gauge student progress in real-time.  Teachers collect this type of information to make informed, data-driven instructional decisions.  Ultimately, benchmark data helps teachers identify student needs for both acceleration and remediation.


Benchmark Testing Dates (2019-2020)

Elementary Schools:
March 2-20, 2020 (grades 3-5)
May 11-15, 2020 (reading grade 2 only)

Middle Schools:
December 2-6, 2019 (writing grades 6-8)
February 3-21, 2020 (non-writing grades 6-8)


Benchmark Tests Administered (2019-2020)

Elementary Schools:
Reading  (grades 2, 3, 4, and 5)
Writing  (grade 4)
Math  (grades 3, 4, and 5)
History  (grades 4 and 5)
Science  (grades 4 and 5)

Middle Schools:
Reading  (grades 6, 7, and 8)
Writing  (grades 6, 7, and 8)
Math  (grades 6, 7, and 8)
History  (Civics & Economics)
Science  (grades 6, 7, and 8)

High Schools:
None


Revised 10/10/2019