Entering a Benchmark Score After Testing Dates are Closed
Before changing the benchmark dates to enter old benchmark, please make sure no other teachers, who access this account, are currently benchmark testing. Please consider a time when no testing is going on so that regular benchmark testing will not be impacted.
Entering benchmark scores or taking a benchmark test after the testing window has closed involves extending the testing date to the current date so the test can be taken/entered. When this is done, the percentile lines on a graph will become skewed but once the dates are returned back, the percentile lines will return to normal.
To enter a benchmark test after the testing dates have closed you will need to locate your benchmark date range setting. 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 testing window needs to be open to the date you are entering scores/taking the benchmark test. One thing to note, only one testing window can be current at one time so you may need to change the next opening test window to accommodate this,
So let's say you are in the Winter testing period but need to enter a Fall score, you can either extend the ending testing date or if it needs to extend into another testing window, you will need to do do some rearranging of testing dates. So if today's date was January 27, 2024 (Winter Testing), and you wanted to enter scores for the Fall Benchmark test, you will need to change both the ending Fall testing date and the beginning and possibly ending Winter testing date. Note, testing window dates cannot overlap and they must move forward in time and you do not want to do this if active testing is happening for the Winter Benchmarks. Here is what the adjusted dates would look like.
Fall Sept. 1 - Jan. 27, 2023
Winter Jan 28 - Jan. 31, 2023
Spring April 1 - April 30, 2023
After editing the dates, please make sure to click on the “Update Benchmark Dates” button in order for the changes to take effect. Now you can enter your Fall benchmark score into the system. Once it is entered, save the information, return back to the benchmark testing window, and change your testing dates back to their original setting, then save. You can then resume your Winter Benchmark testing.