COMMON CORE Benchmarks

Keep Pace with the Common Core

Benchmarks cover grades 3 through 8 and monitor students' understanding of Common Core reading and math standards before students are evaluated on summative assessments. Forms may be administered up to four times a year and can be completed in just one class period. Benchmarks follow the recommended scope and sequence outlined in the Measured Progress COMMON CORE Standards Pacing Guide.

Why use Benchmarks?

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. They are paced to follow a logical sequence of instruction that coincides with the learning progressions outlined in college- and career-ready standards.

Using Benchmarks, you can:

  • Assess students with various item types: constructed response, evidence-based selected-response items, and selected-response items.
  • Gain valuable feedback about student understanding of the Common Core.
  • Better determine which Common Core standards should be assessed, and when.
  • Address a range of cognitive demand (Webb's Depth of Knowledge) in each form.
  • Address multiple sets of standards.
  • Deliver forms in paper-and-pencil format or online.

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