What are Benchmarks?
Benchmarks are levels that students must master by a target date. Administrators choose the target date and the benchmark level for each grade using the Benchmarks Preference. Note: All users can view the Benchmarks Preference page, but only administrators (district and school) can edit the benchmark levels.
Note: The use of benchmarks is optional, but highly recommended. The Summary Dashboard uses benchmark data, which gives you a high-level overview of your students' performance. To open the Dashboard, on the Other Math & Reading Apps page, select Summary Dashboard under Dashboards and Reporting.
Benchmarks Set for Mastery Table
The Benchmarks Set for Mastery Table shows the benchmarks set for your school. This table appears on the Set Level, Hold/Reset, Edit Mastery Time, Add/Remove Level, and Reorder pages of MathFacts in a Flash.
The default Benchmark Target Date is April 1. Benchmarks are designed to track student progress towards end-of-year goals. April 1 is the default target date because most schools take their end-of-year standardized tests in April or May.
By default, these benchmarks are assigned to grades 2-12 (not lower grades):
- Grade 2: Addition Review 2
- Grade 3: Review: +, -
- Grade 4: Review: +, -, ×
- Grade 5: Review: +, -, ×, /
- Grades 6-12: Review: +, -, ×, /, fractions, decimals, conversions