Understanding Benchmark Assessment

Benchmarking

 

Students will take Benchmark Assessments three times during the school year September/October (Beginning of Year), January (Mid of Year), and May (End of Year). Scores can be found in PowerSchool located under the 'Test Scores' tab. Below is a copy of the letter went out to parents regarding Beginning of Year Benchmark Data. In addition, a parent Presentation on Understanding Benchmark Assessments was held on January 21, 2021. A recording of the presentation is above. Use the chart below to  understand your student's scores. Scores for the Middle of Year Benchmark Data will be loaded into PowerSchool at the beginning of February. 

Fall Benchmark Parent Letter

 

 

Use this chart to understand your students Benchmark Assessment Scores. Benchmark Scores are not meant to show mastery, rather they are meant to show growth. Benchmark Scores are best compared across Fall, Mid-Year, and End of Year. The goal is for your students score to get progressively better. The data in PowerSchool is entered into fields with general names (Number, Percent, Alpha). The chart below explains which scores are represented in each field. 

GRADE Assessment NUMBER PERCENT ALPHA
PK        
K

Writing Assessment

Independent Reading Level

Imagine Math

Imagine Literacy

Galileo Math

Galileo ELA

Stage Number

NA

Quantile Score

Literacy Test Score

Earned Points

Earned Points

NA

NA

NA

Oral Vocab Score

% Correct

% Correct

NA

Level Color

Performance Level

Performance Level

Developmental Score

Developmental Score

1

Writing Assessment 

Independent Reading Level

Imagine Math

Imagine Literacy

Galileo Math

Galileo ELA

Stage Number

NA

Quantile Score

Literacy Test Score

Earned Points

Earned Points

NA

NA

NA

Oral Vocab Score

% Correct

% Correct

NA

Level Color

Performance Level

Performance Level

Developmental Score

Developmental Score

2

Writing Assessment 

Independent Reading Level 

Imagine Math

Imagine Literacy

Galileo Math

Galileo ELA

Total Score out of 28

NA

Quantile Score

Literacy Test Score

Earned Points

Earned Points

NA

NA

NA

Oral Vocab Score

% Correct

% Correct

NA

Level Color

Performance Level

Performance Level

Developmental Score

Developmental Score

3

Writing Assessment

Independent Reading Level 

Imagine Math

Imagine Literacy

Galileo Math

Galileo ELA

Total Score out of 28

NA

Quantile Score

Literacy Test Score

Earned Points

Earned Points

NA

NA

NA

Oral Vocab Score

% Correct

% Correct

NA

Level Color

Performance Level

Performance Level

Developmental Score

Developmental Score

4

Writing Assessment 

Independent Reading Level 

Imagine Math

Imagine Literacy

Galileo Math

Galileo ELA

Total Score out of 24

NA

Quantile Score

Literacy Test Score

Earned Points

Earned Points

NA

NA

NA

Oral Vocab Score

% Correct

% Correct

NA

Level Color

Performance Level

Performance Level

Developmental Score

Developmental Score

5

Writing Assessment

Independent Reading Level 

Imagine Math

Imagine Literacy

Galileo Math

Galileo ELA

Total Score out of 24

NA

Quantile Score

Literacy Test Score

Earned Points

Earned Points

NA

NA

NA

Oral Vocab Score

% Correct

% Correct

NA

Level Color

Performance Level

Performance Level

Developmental Score

Developmental Score

6

Writing Assessment

Imagine Math

Galileo Math

Galileo ELA

History Writing Assessment

Galileo Science

Total Score out of 8

Quantile Score

Earned Points

Earned Points

Total Score out of 12

Earned Points

NA

NA

% Correct

% Correct

NA

% Correct

NA

Performance Level

Developmental Score

Developmental Score

NA

Developmental Score

7

Writing Assessment

Imagine Math

Galileo Math

Galileo ELA

History Writing Assessment

Galileo Science

Total Score out of 8

Quantile Score

Earned Points

Earned Points

Total Score out of 12

Earned Points

NA

NA

% Correct

% Correct

NA

% Correct

NA

Performance Level

Developmental Score

Developmental Score

NA

Developmental Score

8

Writing Assessment

Imagine Math

Galileo Math

Galileo ELA

History Writing Assessment

Galileo Science

Total Score out of 8

Quantile Score

Earned Points

Earned Points

Total Score out of 12

Earned Points

NA

NA

% Correct

% Correct

NA

% Correct

NA

Performance Level

Developmental Score

Developmental Score

NA

Developmental Score

9

Writing Assessment

Imagine Math

Galileo Math

Galileo ELA

History Writing Assessment

Galileo Science

Total Score out of 8

Quantile Score

Earned Points

Earned Points

Total Score out of 12

Earned Points

NA

NA

% Correct

% Correct

NA

% Correct

NA

Performance Level

Developmental Score

Developmental Score

NA

Developmental Score

10

Writing Assessment

Imagine Math

Galileo Math

Galileo ELA

History Writing Assessment

Galileo Science

Total Score out of 8

Quantile Score

Earned Points

Earned Points

Total Score out of 12

Earned Points

NA

NA

% Correct

% Correct

NA

% Correct

NA

Performance Level

Developmental Score

Developmental Score

NA

Developmental Score

11

Writing Assessment

Galileo Math

Galileo ELA

History Writing Assessment

Galileo Science

Total Score out of 8

Earned Points

Earned Points

Total Score out of 12

Earned Points

NA

% Correct

% Correct

NA

% Correct

NA

Developmental Score

Developmental Score

NA

Developmental Score

12

Writing Assessment

Galileo Math

Galileo ELA

History Writing Assessment

Galileo Science

Total Score out of 8

Earned Points

Earned Points

Total Score out of 12

Earned Points

NA

% Correct

% Correct

NA

% Correct

NA

Developmental Score

Developmental Score

NA

Developmental Score

 





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