Benchmarks represent the skills and concepts that students are expected to have learned by the end of the year for each grade level.
Learning is demonstrated through a variety of means including but not limited to projects, group work, performances, classroom discussions, journals, portfolios, and traditional assessments, such as end of unit tests, quizzes and papers. These are criterion-referenced assessments; students are not compared to one another, but rather their work is compared to the criteria stated in each benchmark. These benchmarks were created through a process involving all teachers, and are reviewed and updated periodically.
Click the items below the read the benchmarks for a particular course.