Quarterly Benchmark #1
Quarterly Benchmarks are assessments given by two or more instructors with the intention of examining the results. Some goals of examining these quarterly benchmarks are to have educators discuss and analyze their individual plans for student success and an opportunity to look at what modifications need to be made during curriculum planning and classroom instruction before state and/or national assessments are given. They are also used as interim assessments to course correct when necessary to make sure scholars are mastering the necessary standards before state and/or national assessments are given.
Quarterly Benchmark #1 will be given to all Middle School scholars the week of October 5th to October 8th. Sixth grade scholars will take a Math and Reading QB. Seventh Grade scholars will take a Math, Reading, and Writing QB. Eighth Grade scholars will take a Math, Reading, Science, and Social Studies QB. Please reach out to your scholar's campus for their specific testing plan within the window.
How can I learn more about Quarterly Benchmarks?
To learn more about using the AWARE online platform that scholars will use to take their Quarterly Benchmark, you can watch the video below.
Quarterly Benchmark Parent Resources
What is MAP?
The MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) test adapts to your child’s responses to measure your child’s skill level. MAP Growth scores help teachers check student performance by measuring achievement and growth. Teachers use results to tailor classroom lessons and set goals for students. Achievement is how well your child has learned skills in a subject compared to similar students nationwide. Growth is a measure of your child’s personal progress over the year. A RIT score is the overall score for a subject based on a Rasch unit (RIT) scale that indicates how your child performed in a subject.
How can I learn more about MAP?
To learn more about the MAP test, specifically while your scholar is learning virtually, please view this recorded power point with information from the Assessment Team pertaining to MAP testing at home.