Deliver a Benchmark Assessment

*Note: this is a district-only feature.

You will receive an email when a benchmark assessment has been made available by your administrator. 

In order to deliver a benchmark assessment, you will need to log in to MasteryConnect and locate the test ID. Benchmarks can also be delivered using a standard bubble sheet.

Note: If you are using a test coordinator or proxy to deliver the benchmark, they will need to have the correct test ID. Also, have them check out our article on delivering a benchmark for a teacher.

How to Deliver a Benchmark Assessment for a Teacher

  1. Click on the link in your email, or log in to MasteryConnect and click Trackers.
  2. From the list of trackers, find the one that contains the benchmark you are delivering, and then click on it.
  3. As you look at the tracker, you'll notice that the black columns are the benchmark assessments, and that there is a tab with a B at the top. Click on the header of the benchmark to open it.
    Benchmark in tracker
  4. Click the Assess tab to open the test ID dialog box.
    Assess button Benchmark
  5. Here, you will see a six-digit test ID (like the one below). If you see dashes instead of the number, click Generate new Test ID
    Benchmark test IDNote: Test IDs are automatically set to expire 7 days after they have been generated. If you want to set a specific expiration time (such as the end of the testing or class period) see our help article on setting a custom expiration time.
  6. Once you have the test ID, give it to your students, and have them enter it in MasteryConnect's Student portal.
    Bubblesheet Test ID
  7. Also, each student must enter their student ID. If a student does not know their ID number, you can find it next to their name in MasteryConnect.
    Benchmark student name ID
  8. The student will now be able to take the benchmark assessment on their device.  It is very important that you instruct the students to click the Next button after they answer each question, and not to click the orange Finished button until they have completed the entire benchmark assessment. After the test is submitted the student cannot reopen it; if they submit it before they are finished, you will need to contact the MasteryConnect support team for assistance.
    Bubblesheet Next and Finished
  9. When the student is done, their scores will automatically be recorded in the tracker.
    Note: Any rubric questions will need to be manually graded in the tracker.

 

Frequently Asked Questions...

I don't see the benchmark. Why isn't it in the tracker?

  • The benchmark may not have been added to the tracker. Please talk to your district administrator.

What happens if I change the test ID while the test is in progress?  

  • Any tests that are in progress using the old test ID can not be submitted and students will lose their scores. Have them write down their answers, and then contact the MasteryConnect Support team.

How do I contact the MasteryConnect Support team if a student submits their test before they are finished?

  • You can call the Benchmark Hotline at 855-77-BENCH (855-772-3624). You will need the test ID and student ID.