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Family Guidelines for Taking the Benchmark at Home
What is a Benchmark test, and what is my job at home with the Benchmark?
Helpful Hints While Students Test
Make sure your student is in a quiet place with very few distractions.
Ensure that no one from home is helping your student.
Don't worry! Your district simply wants to know how much your student has grown.
How will I know when the test has started/finished?
Start: The test will come up automatically for your student when it is time for them to begin. They should see a screen like the one to the right with Booster the robot, letting them know the test is about to start. There are several subtests as part of the Benchmark, and students will get the green testing screen at the beginning of each test section.
Finish: When students are finished with their test they will go back to their regular lessons. You'll know this because they will get another screen with Booster the robot telling them they have finished the test.
Note: Depending on how long your student's session time is, they may get automatically logged out at the end of their set time, before the Benchmark is complete. That is OK! If the program logs them out in the middle of the test, it will start the next session where your student left off in their Benchmark.