Q. What is the Assessment Scale?

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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.

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