K-2 Reading and Math Benchmarks
About the assessment
The Interim Benchmark Assessment is used three times per year (Fall, Winter, Spring) to assess all K-2 students to measure learning progression of standards and growth within the school year. The assessment data are used to support identification of students who are at-risk and in need of interventions and/or enrichment or acceleration. Interim benchmark assessment data are used for district program evaluation and accountability.
K-2 Benchmarks Overall
This view represents the number of students tested for filtered year, division, school, season and AIMSweb assessment.
K-2 Benchmarks by School
This view represents the last three years’ distribution of all seasons (Fall, Winter, Spring) and tiers (At Risk, Some Risk, Low Risk) for the selected AIMSweb assessment, division, or school.
Percent in Low Risk by Student Group
This view represents the percentage of students in selected status for indicated year, division, school, season and AIMSweb assessment. Data can be filtered using the drop downs or selecting student groups.
Current and Previous Year Comparison by Season
This view represents a comparative percentile based on selected division, school, season, grade, test, and proficiency category for the current and previous year to show performance.
- Letter Naming Fluency (LNF) measures a student’s automaticity or fluency in recognizing the names of random letters. Research shows that early fluency is a predictor of a student’s future ability to read. The student is given a copy of the letters and one minute to identify as many letter names as possible. This assessment is used with kindergarten students in the fall
- Letter Sound Fluency (LSF) measures a student’s automaticity or fluency in producing sounds of random letters. The student is given a copy of the letters and one minute to produce as many letter sounds as possible. This assessment is used with kindergarten
- Math Computation (M-COMP) measures the student’s ability to complete math operations on paper. Students in grades 1 and 2 fluently compute simple addition and subtraction problems. While students in grades 3- 5 compute a mixture of simple addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems. Students are given eight minutes to complete as many problems as possible. Scoring is based on the problem’s complexity. Each question is awarded from 1, up to, 3. M-COMP helps identify academic status and monitor
- Missing Number Measure (MNM) measures a student’s ability to identify the missing number for numbers 1 through 20. The student is shown 2 numbers, and must provide the number “missing” between the two digits (example: 35). The student is given one minute to complete a series of missing number tasks, and correct responses are recorded. MNM was previously used with kindergarten and first grade students to identify risk status and monitor
- Nonsense Word Fluency measures a student's ability to decode individual phonemes (use of the alphabetic principle) and then blend the sounds together to read words. There is a large body of evidence that supports the use of pseudowords (nonsense words) for assessment purposes
- Number Identification Measure (NIM) measures a student’s automaticity or fluency in identifying numbers 1 through 20 when presented in random order. The student is given a copy of the numbers and one minute to correctly identify as many numbers as possible. This assessment is used with kindergarten
- Phoneme Segmentation Fluency (PSF) measures a student’s ability to distinguish individual phonemes (sounds) in a word. The student is given one minute to orally produce the individual sounds in words provided during a one-minute assessment PSF was used with kindergarten and first grade students in previous years to determine risk status and monitor growth.
- Reading Curriculum-Based measurement (MAZE) measures a student’s general reading comprehension readiness. Students have three minutes to silently read the story and complete the multiple-choice cloze task. The first sentence of a passage is left intact. Thereafter, every 7th word is replaced with a group of three words inside parenthesis. Students chose the word that makes the most sense in the story. MAZE is used with students in grade 6 and helps identify academic