The Benchmark Exams are annual tests used to measure a student's mastery of the state's grade-level academic standards.
Which Grades and Subjects?
Students are assessed in math and literacy grades 3 through 8. In grade 11 students are assessed in literacy.
How is it Scored?
Students are scored at four levels: below basic, basic, proficient and advanced. The goal is for a student to score at either the proficient or advanced level.
TestRating 7 out of 10
The Education.com TestRating is a number (1-10) calculated by Education.com that provides an overview of a school’s test performance for a given year, by comparing the school’s state standardized test results to those of other schools in the same state. For Arkansas, the TestRating is calculated using a school's 2010 Benchmark Exam Results and End-of-Course Exam Results for all subjects tested.more...