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Why am I unable to give a benchmark test?

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There is a date range setting that is determined by the teacher/account holder. The benchmark window needs to be open in order for students to take a test. 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. After selecting the dates, please make sure to click on the “Update Benchmark Dates” button in order for the changes to take effect. An example of correct benchmark window for the 2017-2018 academic year is:

Fall: Sept. 1 – Sept. 30, 2017
Winter: Jan. 1- Jan. 31, 2018
Spring: April 1 – April 30, 2018

Benchmark tests are administered on-grade only. The program will not offer benchmark tests to students other than their designated grade level. All measures are designated for grades K-8th grade (9th grade and above cannot be benchmark tested). If you already know that a student is not performing at their grade level then the progress monitoring measures should be implemented instead.

 

 

Last Updated: December 8th, 2015
Filed under: FAQ