Imagine Language + Literacy
SDPBC - End of Year Benchmark
End of Year Benchmark FAQs
The End of Year Benchmark Test window will begin on May 15, 2019, and end on May 31st, 2019. Please read through the section below to find answers to frequently asked End of Year Benchmark Test questions.
End of Year Benchmark FAQs
1. Can I assign or turn on the assessment for my students?
No, the assessment cannot be enabled by teachers. The assessment is enabled by an Imagine Learning representative.
2. When will my student be able to take the end of year benchmark assessment?
The SDPBC suggested testing window is from May 15th - 31st. Students are eligible for the End of Year Benchmark 90 days after completing the Middle of Year Benchmark/Initial Placement Test. The test is enabled and will become active for students meeting eligibility requirements. If you have specific questions, contact your area coordinator.
3. What happens if my student reaches 90 days in the program after the End of Year Benchmark assessment window has ended?
If the student does not meet the eligibility requirements, he/she will not be able to take the End of Year Benchmark but will continue on his/her pathway.
4. How long should I plan for my students to complete the End of Year Benchmark assessment?
The assessment is adaptive based on student performance and should be completed within 1-2 sessions (30-60 minutes). If the session ends before the assessment is completed, the student will continue where they left off during his/her next session.
5. How will I know my student is completing the assessment and not just an activity?
Students will be informed that they are taking a test. Booster will appear to say “This is a test, do your best.”
6. Will the program provide language assistance to students while they are completing the assessment?
If the student’s language has been edited, the students will hear the instructions in their home language.
7. Why is the assessment not appearing for my student?
Students will see the End of Year Benchmark assessment 90 days after they took their Middle of Year Benchmark/Initial Placement Test.
8. How will I know when my students have completed the benchmark assessment?
Administrators and teachers can monitor student performance in their Imagine Learning portal. The best report to use to determine if students completed or have not started the assessment would be the Benchmark – Performance report that is found under the Growth section.
9. What do I do with the benchmark assessment results?
Check student usage levels. Low or inconsistent student usage may result in lower overall performance. Click the Usage tab to review weekly usage.
Use the Action Areas tool to intervene. Lower overall performance may signal a need for guided practice. Use the Action Areas tool to identify if students are struggling and intervene with them at least once a week. Follow up with a customized playlist for in-program reinforcement.
Benchmark Report Tutorials
Administrators and teachers can monitor benchmark scores and growth from the Imagine Language and Literacy Portal. If you need a refresher on our benchmark reports, please view the tutorial videos linked to your role in Imagine Learning.
Teacher Tutorial (Group and Individual Student Views)
Administrator Tutorial (District or School Admins. Only)
Activity Explorer and Playlist for Targeted Instruction
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