Benchmark Assessments: Test Format
50/50: Assessments continue even after an incorrect response is given. Student starts with three choices. If an incorrect answer is given, one distractor is removed and they are presented with two choices – 50/50. If the student selects the incorrect choice again, the assessment will advance to the next question.
Errorless: Assessments continue even after an incorrect response is given. Student starts with three choices. If an incorrect answer is given or no response, one distractor is removed and they are presented with two choices. If the student selects the incorrect choice again or does not respond, another distractor is removed. They are then presented with the final and correct choice. Teachers may select no response if the student does not respond at each step given the appropriate wait time. When a correct response is selected, the assessment will move to the next question. *Note with the Errorless Writing - Student is presented with three choices, however, there is no incorrect choice. Students are simply encouraged to make choices.
Multiple Choice: Student is presented with three choices. Students are given one opportunity to respond. After they make their selection, the next question will appear.
Minimal Prompts: Student responds to natural cues during the story reading activity with only periodic direct verbal, physical or gestural prompts to demonstrate engagement or interaction.
Moderate Prompts: Student responds to some natural cues with verbal, physical or gestural prompts required for active responses approximately 50 – 75% of the time.
Full Prompting: Student demonstrates only minimal active responses during story reading without direct verbal, physical or gestural prompts for interaction.
No Response: Student does not show any response or student refuses to respond, even with natural cues and/or physical, verbal or gestural prompts during a story-reading activity.
Level 2 & 3
Each section of the Level 2–3 Checkpoints receives a composite score. Twelve points for Content, Reading, Mathematics and Word Recognition. An itemized summary may be viewed to identify test items and skill areas of strengths and weaknesses.
Level 1 Checkpoints receive 2 composite scores, one measuring responsiveness and one measuring accuracy. Responsiveness composite score results in a percentage of test items responded to and measures improvement in student’s active response mode. Accuracy composite score: 12 points for Content, Reading, and Mathematics. An itemized summary may be viewed to identify test items and skill areas of strength and weakness.