Benchmarks & Testing Information



Please review the information and videos. The information included on this at home and the digital meeting is

  • Benchmark Scores
  • Growth information
  • Testing (Milestones) Information
  • i-Ready Math (Benchmark Platform)
  • Reading Plus (Benchmark Platform)

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Measuring student achievement across time using the same students

Why focus on student growth?

A growth model will allow educators to move beyond status-based questions to ask critical growth-related questions.


•What percentage of students met the state standard?

•Did more students meet the state standard this year compared to last year?


•Did this student grow more or less than academically-similar students?

•Are students growing as much in math as in reading?

•Are students on track to reach or exceed proficiency?

What are Student Growth Percentiles?

A student growth percentile (SGP) describes a student’s growth relative to other students statewide with similar prior achievement

Calculations based solely on achievement

SGPs not only show how individual students are progressing, but they also can be aggregated to show how groups of students, schools, districts, and the state are progressing.

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Milestone Testing Benchmark Data

Milestones Testing is April

6th & 7th grade - Math, ELA, Writing

8th Grade - Math, ELA, Writing Science, Social Studies

Scores are received in the Summer

Literacy & Math Benchmarks

Why Benchmark Testing?

The purpose of the Georgia Student Assessment Program is to measure student achievement of the state-adopted content standards and inform efforts to improve teaching and learning. Results of the assessment program are utilized to identify students failing to achieve​​ mastery of content, to provide teachers with feedback about instructional practice, and to assist school districts in identifying strengths and weaknesses in order to establish priorities in planning educational programs.

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Reading Plus Platform & Benchmark Testing

Progress Benchmarking: The first administration of InSight provides baseline performance

measures and a projected growth path. Mid-term and end-of-term administrations can be

used to benchmark and document changes in reading comprehension and vocabulary levels,

comprehension-based silent reading rate, and reading motivations.

Reading Plus focuses on four key components of reading proficiency: vocabulary knowledge, comprehension skills, reading efficiency (comprehension-based silent reading rate), and

reading motivation. Once early foundational skills have been established, an optimal approach to fostering reading proficiency is to address these four components in an integrated fashion so that they develop in concert.

Your Child's Reading Plus Experience

I-Ready Math Benchmark Testing

i-Ready is an online program for mathematics that will help your student’s teacher(s) determine your student’s needs, personalize their learning, and monitor progress throughout the school year. i-Ready allows your teacher(s) to meet your student exactly where they are and provides data to increase your student’s learning gains.

i-Ready consists of two parts: Diagnostic and Personalized Instruction.

i-Ready allows teachers to meet students exactly where they are and provides data to increase student learning gains. i-Ready consists of two parts:

Diagnostic and Personalized Instruction.

The i-Ready Diagnostic is an adaptive assessment that adjusts its questions to suit your student’s needs. Each item a student sees is individualized based on their answer to the previous question. For example, a series of correct answers will result in slightly harder questions, while a series of incorrect answers will yield slightly easier questions.

Personalized Instruction

The i-Ready Personalized Instruction provides students with lessons based on their individual skill level and needs, so your student can learn at a pace that is just right for them. These lessons are fun and interactive to keep your student engaged as they learn.

What is iReady and What Do We use it For?

Title 1 Handouts

Everything can be found on the RMS Title 1 website!

Testing in Georgia

Components of a Title I Schoolwide

Georgia Standards of Excellence

How to Communicate with Your Child’s Teacher

RMS Family Engagement Policy 2021-2022

Catoosa County Family Engagement Policy 2021-2022

Title I Family Compacts

Annual Meeting Information

Input Card

Middle School Years

2021-2022 Title I Budget

Monthly Newsletters (Tiger Tales)