Benchmarks?!? Reply

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Kevin Luu

It’s that time of year again, everyone. It’s time for benchmarks.

A benchmark is a test that will test you on what you learned during the trimester. Some people’s scores will be better than others. Over time, you will hopefully show improvement. It is not about the grade, it is about what you learned.

Benchmarks help schools move people into higher level programs. Study.com says, “This assessment is not limited to assisting with placement.

For example, educators can use benchmarks to improve performance among specific students or even among students at large in at-risk schools and districts.”

Let’s say we have a high-performing school in a certain district in Illinois. Benchmarking may help other schools and districts understand and replicate the practices used in that high-performing Illinois district. In other words, schools can use benchmarking to set standards for best practices in learning and achievement.”

The website says that benchmarks are mostly used to improve learning. Students can study for the benchmark to improve their chance of getting a good score.

What do you think? Are benchmarks beneficial? Leave a comment down below and have a good day Stacey Cougars!

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