ERIC Number: ED434922
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Alaska Benchmark Examination Booklet.
Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau.
The Alaska Benchmarks Examinations measure student achievement in reading, writing, and mathematics at grades 3, 6, and 8. This booklet answers some of the most frequently asked questions about these examinations and presents some sample questions. The Benchmark Examinations are part of a statewide school reform effort known as the Quality Schools Initiative. Information about student achievement will be used in planning and implementing school improvement. The Benchmark examinations measure whether students are achieving statewide academic standards in reading, mathematics, and writing. Results are reported to individual students, schools, and school districts to provide information on student strengths and weaknesses. Each examination contains multiple-choice, short constructed-response, and extended constructed-response test items. The sample questions for each of the three benchmark levels (grades 3, 6, and 8) illustrate the kinds of questions students face on the Benchmark Examinations. The first operational administration of the Benchmark Examinations is set for March 2000. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska