First-Year Teacher: Benchmark Tests Measure Understanding

The window is closing in HISD Friday on two weeks of benchmark testing for grades and courses that are assessed by STAAR. The testing, which will be repeated in the spring, is a way to allow students, teachers and families to get a measure of performance along the way in those courses.

One of our new HISD teachers chronicling their experiences in the blog made that her topic this week. Mariela Niland wrote:

“These past two weeks have been pretty test heavy for my eighth graders with Benchmark testing taking place. My students finished their social studies test yesterday, and I cannot wait to analyze the results!”

Read more of her blog post here.

Be sure to check out the district’s testing calendar.