- Monday, November 6, 2017- 2nd Grade Reading
- Tuesday, November 7, 2017- Kindergarten Math, 1st Grade Math, 2nd Grade Reading
- Wednesday, November 8, 2017- Kindergarten Math, 1st Grade Math, 2nd Grade Math
- Thursday, November 9, 2017- Kindergarten Math, 1st Grade Math, 2nd Grade Math
- Friday, November 10, 2017- Make-Ups
Regular schedule during k-2 benchmarks!!!
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, 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. Make sure to separate absent students from the pile and place their answer sheet inside of the booklets. Hold on to pencils until the last day of testing.
Staple blank pieces of paper together and have the students use the scratch paper to show their work by numbering the problems and only writing the math numbers on the scratch paper and then working out the problems.
Students will have access to the online calculator as well as the hand held calculator. Make sure students are having ample practice with the calculators.
Revisit with the students their expectations of the online assessment. This is very important for both the teacher and the students. Expectations need to be clear and concise. The highlighter tool is not available for the online Math Benchmark.
Teachers sharing strategies, giving cues or guiding the students to the answers during the benchmark ARE NOT ALLOWED! This is a benchmark to help teachers know who needs more assistance with various skills/standards. Model good testing behaviors and set a good testing environment.
2nd grade students WILL be able to use manipulatives on the 1st Math benchmark. These manipulatives cannot be a hundreds board or a calculator, but it can be anything else you have used with the students to solve math problems during this 9 weeks. Students will not be able to use manipulatives during the 2nd and 3rd 9 weeks benchmarks.
Teachers are allowed to read the items to the students as many times as needed. Teachers ARE NOT allowed to paraphrase. All questions must be read exactly as they are written. Teachers MUST NOT teach the vocabulary meaning during the assessment or reword the vocabulary in the assessment items. For example, if the word is quadrilateral, teachers should read this word just as it is stated in the assessment items. They should not say “The four sided shape.”
Test administrators are responsible for paper clipping students’ test books for the following instances:
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
Shepard 10:45 -11:15
Podlusky 10:50 -11:20
C. Smith 10:55 -11:25
P. Smith 11:15-11:40
Starting at 11:25, lunch will be decided by classes completing their benchmark tests
- Test administrators must remain attentive to their testing responsibilities throughout the entire test administration. (Reading, grading papers using a computer, cell phone, or other electronic device, talking casually with a proctor or other staff, or engaging in any activity in the testing room not directly related to the administration is NOT allowed.
- Personal cell phones must not be used during the test administration.
- The test administrator must monitor the test administration by walking frequently and quietly throughout the room and scanning the students’ work areas to ensure students follow the test directions, do not share responses, and accommodations are provided.
- Test administrators are not allowed to read test questions from students’ test books.
- Test administrators cannot indicate answers to students.
- Test administrators cannot help students.