Benchmark 3 Training West Hoke Elementary School

We are at our 3rd 9 weeks Benchmark window for our 3-5 students and our K-2 students. I wanted to provide you with a few reminders for the week of April 10 and May 1.

Monday, May 10, 2017- Science

Tuesday, May 11, 2017- Reading

Wednesday, May 12, 2017- Math

Thursday, May 13, 2017- Make-Ups

K-2 Testing Dates

  • Monday, May 1, 2017- 2nd Grade Reading
  • Tuesday, May 2, 2017- Kindergarten Math, 1st Grade Math, 2nd Grade Reading
  • Wednesday, May 3, 2017- Kindergarten Math, 1st Grade Math, 2nd Grade Math
  • Thursday, May 4, 2017- Kindergarten Math, 1st Grade Math, 2nd Grade Math
  • Friday, May 5, 2017- Make-Ups
Make sure you adhere to the times for test day!!

6:30 - 7:15 Administrators can pick up materials

8:00 - Proctors assist w/bathroom breaks

In the event proctors aren't there to assist students with the bathroom, make sure you lock up your materials or take the bin with you as you escort students.

8:05 - Post testing sign on door

8:30 - Begin testing

An announcement will be made to begin testing. Don't begin testing until you hear the announcement. Please call the office if you have any questions.

More Reminders

  1. For 3-5 Benchmarks, students will be given up to 3 hours to test.
  2. For K-2, the time depends on the teacher’s discretion.
  3. Displays of tested material must be either covered or removed during testing. Administrative walk-through will be done on Friday, April 7, 2017.
  4. Tested material must not be reviewed on the day of the test.
  5. Test materials can’t be copied for instructional use.
  6. Materials can’t be left unoccupied by the administrator.
  7. Seating must be arranged to discourage students from sharing responses.

During Testing

Once testing begins, write the start time, time for testing, and break time on the board. Teachers, make sure you are walking around and vigilant during testing. Make sure students are lining up their answer sheet with the booklet and that they don't skip any questions. Hopefully, you have reviewed your expectations of how students are to use their time wisely during testing and even when they finish.

After Testing

After testing, collect all materials. Separate blank paper from used paper (paper clip), alphabetize answer sheets and test booklets. Check to make sure bubbles are filled in correctly. Return materials to testing room (proctor will watch students).

Testing Layout

Paper/Pencil, Multiple choice, Reading Benchmark is one day, Math Benchmark is one day (Inactive and Active). 5th grade Math will have gridded response questions. Reading and Math Benchmarks will have 180 minutes (3 hours) and up to 240 minutes (4 hours) with two 3 minute breaks. The Science Benchmark will be 90 minutes in length and up to 240 minutes (4 hours).
K-1 Scoring

K-1 Scoring will take place on May 2-4. Teachers will bring their materials to the testing room. Once all the teachers complete their test, teachers will report to the testing room and score tests for up to 45 minutes before reporting back to class. Proctors and Teacher Assistants will cover classes. The end goal is not having to score after school.

Overflow Procedures

If students need time after that 3rd hour provisions will be made for students to complete the test in a separate location. After 180 minutes, test administrators will call the front office to determine if overflow is necessary. If students are instructed to complete the test in overflow, teachers will complete an overflow form for any students needing additional time. When instructed, the teacher will bring the students to the overflow location and the bin to the testing room. The testing coordinator will separate the materials and redistribute them to the overflow administrator. We will use the following locations for overflow:

5th Grade- Media Center (Elkins)

4th Grade- Room 306 (McCormick)

3rd Grade- Room 301 (Lewis)

Test administrators are responsible for paper clipping students’ test books for the following instances:

Calculator Active

Paper Clip before Students Begin Calculator Active Section: When students complete the calculator inactive part of the Mathematics test, the test administrator must paperclip the students’ test books so they cannot return to previously attempted questions.

Paper Clip for Lunch Breaks: In rare cases in which students must leave the testing area for lunch, the test administrator must alert students they have five minutes remaining before the lunch break. Students must be told that their test books will be paper clipped so they cannot return to previously attempted questions

Lunch Time

Modified Lunch Schedule

Pearson- 11:15-11:45

McRae- 11:20-11:50

Blick- 11:25-11:55

P. Smith- 11:30-12:00

Ross- 11:35-12:05

K. Podlusky- 11:40-12:10

Shepard- 11:45-12:15

Prohibited Items

Electronic devices - ANY PERSON FOUND OR OBSERVED WITH A CELL PHONE/ELECTRONIC DEVICE DURING TESTING TIME MUST BE DISMISSED FROM TESTING AND A MISADMINISTRATION DECLARED (Including Adults). No one may eat or drink in the testing room at any part during the test.
Testing Irregularities

Examples include: Eligible students weren’t tested, ineligible students were tested, an accommodation was/wasn’t provided, test materials are missing, materials weren’t stored, copies of test made available to others, test administrator left room unmonitored when students and secure materials were present, students cheating, student responses were altered, test directions were omitted, or test was not administered on the test date or during the testing window.

Don't go outside while I am testing!!!
Once testing is complete, an announcement will be made that testing is complete. Students can then resume outside activities.

Any Questions????

Speak now, or forever hold your peace!!!

Thank You!! That's all folks!!


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