When are benchmark tests given?
Benchmark testing dates are determined by the account holder. That's why there is a date range setting to adjust and set the benchmark testing dates.
Our general suggestion of the benchmark testing range is:
Fall Sept. 1st - Sept. 30th
Winter Jan. 1st- Jan. 31st
Spring April 1st - April 30th
This date range suggestion is basically what the District account holders choose which are the scores we access and base our percentiles and norms on.
To access this feature, first login to your account and go to the “Admin” tab. Next locate the “Account Management” section and click on System settings.
Now, scroll down to the Benchmark Window Settings. To adjust this setting, select the opening and closing dates for the testing window. The benchmark window needs to be current for testing and the remaining benchmark dates need to be staggered with only one testing window open at a time. The dates also need to be moving forward in time. After selecting the dates, please make sure to click on the “Update Benchmark Dates” button in order for the changes to take effect.