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Scantron Benchmark Policy

Rev. 8/7/19

Scantron Benchmark

As a state requirement, all students at Connecting Waters Charter Schools must demonstrate progress towards mastery of the state standards.


All students in grades 3-8 and grade 11 will complete a Scantron Benchmark in the months of November and December. This provides the school with needed local data. Suggested Learning Objectives (SLOs) will be generated to assist the parent with instruction for second semester in preparation of CAASPP testing.

If your student scored a 1 or 2 on CAASPP they may take the Scantron even earlier in

the areas of Reading, Language Arts, and Math to use SLOs to help remediate instruction.


This benchmark is a computer administered assessment that provides feedback to Education Specialists and parents about their student’s strengths and needs in their current grade level standards.  This information can help focus instruction and review activities to prepare the student for new and more challenging concepts. Most students who use Study Island (K-12), Education Galaxy (K-6), or Moby Max (K-8), aligned to the Scantron SLOs are more confident and score higher on the CAASPP.