Benchmark assessments, also referred to as universal screens, essentially serve two primary functions. The first is to flag students for discussion in Collaborative Team Meetings. The second is to provide some information to inform those discussions. In this post, we share three resources to support schools in determining their benchmark assessments.
The first resource is a one-page overview of criteria and considerations to assist in the selection of a benchmark assessment.
The second resource is a template designed to note and examine assessments being considered for the purpose of benchmarking.
The third resource is a Google Doc, which shares benchmark assessments currently being used in schools and districts. A great big thanks to schools and districts that have contributed to the document. Please continue to add to this growing collection of benchmark assessments being utilized in schools and districts.