What is meant by Benchmark Testing and Risk Analysis Reports?

The Risk Analysis Reports are available for the Benchmark Assessments. These reports provide information about students’ performance change from one benchmark test administration to the next.

These reports are found by logging into your account and clicking on the Reports tab, then the Benchmark tab, followed by the Risk Analysis tab.

The Risk Rating Reports are provided after each Benchmark administration. They provide a listing of students and their Benchmark scores, color-coded to show “Low Risk”, “Some Risk” and “High Risk” based on the patterns of student performance on the Benchmark Assessments. These reports are easily sortable by sub-test (Fluency, for example, or Vocabulary, or Comprehension), to assist in the identification of the specific sub-skills with which a student may need more help.

If the “Suggested Progress Monitoring” box on the Benchmark Report is blank, it could mean one of three things:

1) There are insufficient data available to make a recommendation (a minimum of two benchmark scores are needed to trigger the recommendations)

2) The data available are inconclusive or contradictory (e.g., student does well on one or more of the higher-order measures (WRF or PRF in Gr. K-1; Voc or PRdg in Gr. 2-8) but poorly on one or more of the lower-order measures (Seg, LN, LS in Gr. K-1; PRF in Gr. 2-8)

3) The scores are sufficiently high that ongoing progress monitoring is not recommended.

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