Winter ELA Benchmarking


2nd Trimester BAS Information

BAS Window: February 5th-February 23rd

Winter BAS Assessments are Optional: What does ‘optional’ mean? We recommend you take these considerations and professional judgement into account when determining whom you will BAS:

  • Any student who scored in the 50th percentile or below on Winter MAP

  • Students whom were below the Fall Benchmark for BAS and are not currently being served through intervention

  • Your professional observations and judgment for any student you are concerned about

Assessment Reminders

  • Please begin assessing your students as soon as you are able within the assessment window

  • You may use instructional time to administer the BAS assessment.

    • Assessing during your planned Guided Reading time is highly recommended

    • Typically, you can assess 2-3 students per day during this time.

    • You can also BAS during Eagle Period

    • Remember that you are gaining important insights about each child’s reading progress that will, in turn, guide your instruction when you return to meeting with GR groups.

  • Intervention, ELL and SPED students are assessed by their intervention teacher.

  • Please reference the Scoring Information Sheet for scoring guidelines.

  • STOPPING LEVELS for 2nd Trimester are:

    • 4th Grade = Level Y

    • 5th/6th Grade = Level Z

    • Stopping Levels for BAS : This sheet provides Stopping Levels for each trimester along with a rationale for implementing these ceilings.

      • In the event that a student’s records indicate that they have been assessed beyond these levels:

        • Re-assess the student with the alternative (unseen text) text at their grade stopping level.

        • Consider ways you would work with that student at this level including but not limited to:

          • Thinking Within the Text

          • Thinking Beyond the Text

          • Thinking About the Text

          • Writing about their Reading


Do I have to BAS all of my students?

You do not need to BAS all of your students. This is an optional window to BAS students whom we are concerned about. We have asked you to consider the above criteria in determining which students to BAS.

Do I have to BAS all of my students who fall into the above criteria?

No, but we strongly suggest you consider the above criteria and use your professional observations and judgment to make the final decision.

How do I know which students in my class scored in the 50th percentile or below on Winter MAP?

You can print a class report (to get 50% and below):

Steps – 1. Login

2. Click on – View Reports and Instructional Resources (left side)

3. Click on MAP Reports (left side)

4. In the MAP Reports (middle of page) - click on Class

5. Make sure the Winter Term is picked in the drop-down menu

6. Click New Albany Elementary School 2-5 or New Albany Learning Facility 2-8

7. Click Next

8. Click your name

9. Click Next

10. Select your class (reading)

11. Select ALL for your whole class or check the students you wish to print a report for

12. Report Options section - leave as is

13. Click create PDF Report

14. Open Report and Print (you can figure out 50% and below from this report)

BAS Spreadsheet

All BAS data needs to be entered into the spreadsheet by February 28th at the latest. Be sure you are entering data on the Winter tab. Please add student names if any are missing.

2nd Trimester Fluency Information

Dibels Winter Benchmarking to be completed by February 2nd.

4th and 5th Grade should assess students who did not meet the criteria in the chart below.

6th Grade should only assess students who were assessed in the Fall, as well as, any students they have concerns about.

If the student reads above these scores for the Fall Benchmark, you do not need to assess the student for the Winter Benchmark.
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If a student reads above these scores on the first reading passage, you may stop the assessment and do not need to read all three passages. (Applies to the Winter and Spring benchmarks).

All DIBELS student benchmarking books from the Fall assessment were delivered to classrooms in November. These same booklets can be used for Winter and Spring Benchmarking

The following file contains all benchmarking materials, as well as administration guidelines.

DIBELS Benchmarking Materials and Administration Guidelines