VS Benchmark Testing Begins Next Week!

Blog Contributor: Dr. Kelby Garner 

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE. Benchmark testing begins Monday, March 4, 2019 and runs through Friday, March 8, 2019. All students should be prepared to complete benchmarks, in Schoology, next week. The goal of the benchmark is to identify any gaps between what students know now, and what students will need to know for the TNReady and/or EOC exam! 

Students will earn full credit for completing the online benchmark. Grades on this assignment are not based on the percentage answered correctly, but rather on completion. Once students complete the benchmark, teachers will analyze student results. Teachers will then create an individualized assignment to help bridge any learning gaps identified. Students should be sure to complete the benchmark, on-time, in order to provide the teacher with enough time to create the individualized assignment.

Students enrolled in the following courses must complete the benchmark next week:

  • 6th Grade ELA

  • 6th Grade Math

  • 6th Grade Social Studies

  • 7th Grade ELA

  • 7th Grade Math

  • 7th Grade Social Studies

  • 8th Grade ELA

  • 8th Grade Math

  • 8th Grade Social Studies

  • High School English I S2

  • High School English II S2

  • High School Integrated Math I S2

  • High School Integrated Math II S2

  • High School Integrated Math III S2

  • High School US History S2

How to Access the Benchmark Exams:

  • Step 1: Go to the “Materials” page of the course.

  • Step 2: Click on “My Benchmark Exam & Inquiry-Based Task.”

  • Step 3: Open “My Benchmark Exam” and get started!

Benchmark Rules:

  • Do not search for the answers online.

  • Do not use notes to complete the exam. 

  • Work independently!

  • Read the directions carefully.

  • Do your best! 

Remember, don’t search for answer, use notes, or solicite the help of others.  If you do, teachers will not know what you actually understand. Thus, teachers won’t be able to help you grow and fully prepare for the TNReady and/or EOC exam.

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