Q. What is the Assessment Scale?
Our Standards-Based benchmarks are designed on a scale of 1-4.
4: The Student independently and consistently exceeds marking period benchmark standards and shows evidence of higher-level thinking. Earning a “4” means the student has advanced understanding and exceeds grade-level expectations. A student receiving a “4” demonstrates academically superior skills in that specific area. This student shows initiative, challenges himself or herself, and demonstrates this advanced knowledge at school. A “4” indicates unusually high achievement.
3: GRADE LEVEL EXPECTATION – The student consistently meets marking period benchmark standards. Earning a “3” means the student has proficient understanding and meets grade-level expectations. We want all of our students to reach a level “3.” A student receiving a “3” is right on track with our high academic expectations. A “3” is something to be celebrated.!
2: The student demonstrates progress toward meeting marking period benchmark standards. Earning a “2” means the student has basic understanding and partially meets grade-level expectations. A student receiving a “2” understands the basic concepts or skill, but has not yet reached the proficient level. A “2” should indicate to parents that their child may need some extra help or extra time to practice/understand that concept or skill.
1: The student demonstrates limited progress toward meeting marking period benchmark standards. A student receiving a “1” has academic delays according to our district standards, and interventions may be needed to learn and stay on track with district expectations.