Monitor Student Progress and Growth

Customized Benchmarks

Do you need benchmark or interim assessments aligned to your specific curriculum and pacing? Let our District Assessment Services experts customize effective, efficient, and affordable benchmark assessments for you using content from our Measured Progress COMMON CORE™ Assessments.

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 COMMON CORE Benchmarks

If you’re looking for an off-the-shelf benchmark assessment solution, our COMMON CORE Benchmarks monitor students’ understanding of Common Core reading and math standards in grades 3–8. Unique reading and math forms may be administered up to 4 times a year and can be completed in a single class period. Benchmarks provide instructional feedback about the scope and sequence of your Common Core curriculum and instruction.

Our Benchmarks follow the recommended scope and sequence outlined in the Measured Progress COMMON CORE Standards Pacing Guide. This guide was informed by research conducted by the Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas and outlines the standards included in each reading and math Benchmarks form. Standards are grouped to coordinate with intervals of instruction, ensuring that key standards and appropriate text complexity are addressed during the academic year. Benchmarks are paced to follow a logical sequence of instruction that coincides with the learning progressions outlined in college- and career-ready standards.

Why use Benchmarks?

  • Math Benchmarks cover all domains in mathematics, with a focus on the major standards emphasized at each grade level.
  • Reading Benchmarks cover all 3 domains in reading: key ideas and details, craft and structure, and integration of knowledge and ideas. Passages increase in text and task complexity throughout the year.
  • Benchmarks provide educators with a common measure for instructional feedback across grade levels, schools, and districts as part of a comprehensive Common Core assessment program.
  • Teachers can assess students with constructed-response and evidence-based selected-response items, in addition to traditional selected-response items.
  • Each form addresses a range of cognitive demand (DOK level) and multiple sets of standards.
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Download a sample Benchmarks form (Reading, Grade 4, Form B) and related sections of the Standards Pacing Guide.

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