Remote Benchmarking Assessment
The purpose of conducting remote benchmark assessment is to gather academic and social emotional information about student learning. Teachers use the benchmark assessment data to help students by planning instruction targeted at learning needs.
Students who are attending school in-person will take benchmark assessments as they typically would while maintaining social distancing and other safety practices. Students who are attending school remotely will also have the opportunity to participate in benchmark assessment during the synchronous part of their school day.
Which assessments will students take remotely?
- Students in grades 1-8 will take the NWEA MAP test in the areas of reading and math the week of September 21.
- Students in grades K-5 will take the aimswebPlus test in the areas of reading and math the week of September 28.
- Additionally, Field students that participate in progress monitoring will also take the aimswebPlus tests the week of September 28.
How should I help my student who is taking benchmark assessments remotely?
The Day Before Remote Testing
- Be sure your student has access to the internet and his or her school issued device.
- Fully charge the device or make sure that it will be plugged in during the testing session.
- Make sure your student has a restful night of sleep and a healthy breakfast.
The Day of Remote Testing
- Provide a test environment that is quiet and free of distraction.
- Make sure your student is logged onto the Google Meet with the teacher and follows the teacher directions for starting the test.
- Once the test has begun, allow your child to take the test independently. This will ensure that the data gathered will be most useful to teachers.
What if the technology isn’t working properly or the test freezes during remote testing? What should I do?
- First, follow the teacher directions for how to contact the teacher through the Google Meet.
- If the teacher isn’t able to assist with the issue, call the Technology Department helpline at 847.313.4471. If someone doesn’t answer, please leave a detailed voicemail with your phone number and you will receive a call back as soon as support is available.
How will I know when my student will be taking the test remotely?
- Check the teacher’s communication platform (K-2: Seesaw, 3-8: Google Classroom).
Who should I contact if I have a question about remote testing?
- If you have questions about the specific testing schedule or how to help your student, contact the teacher.
- If you have other questions related to how the school is running remote benchmarking, using the data, or concerns about your child participating in remote assessment, contact the building administration: Field Principal April Miller email@example.com, Winkelman Assistant Principal Nino Alvarez firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you have general questions about benchmarking or remote assessment, contact the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Becky Mathison email@example.com