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CASE Benchmark Information

CASE Benchmark Testing

 

 

The following CASE/Mastery Connect benchmarks will be required:

    • 3rd-5th Social Studies and Science
    • 6th-8th ELA, Math, Social Studies and Science
    • 9th-12th English I and II, Algebra I and II, Geometry, Biology
      • Semester Courses will take two benchmarks
      • Traditional year-long Courses will take three benchmarks
 
 The following CASE/Mastery Connect benchmarks will be optional for elementary schools.
    • K-2 all subjects
    • 3rd-5th ELA and Math
 
 *ELA Writing Prompts, the order is as follows - Benchmark 1 - Narrative, Benchmark 2 - Informational, Benchmark 3 - Argumentative/Opinion

 

Grading:

  • High School EOC teachers will use the middle of the semester benchmark to satisfy Greene County School Board Policy 4.600. Teachers are to use discretion but cannot give a score lower than the recommended score from Case (sent in PDF reports to Principals after testing window closes). Use professional judgement to ensure the grading process is fair to students.
  • K-8 teachers may use the benchmark score for a grade as appropriate. Teachers cannot give a score lower than the recommended grade mark from CASE.
  • ELA teachers will grade the writing portion of the benchmark using the TN Writing Rubric. Writing scores must be entered by 12/23/2021.

 

 

CASE Benchmark Window 1

September 20th – October 8th                     HS Block Schedule (English I & II, Alg II, Geo, Bio)

 

September 27th- October 8th                       Elem/Middle CASE Benchmark #1

                                                                             HS Traditional Schedule (English I, Alg I, Alg II)

 

 

CASE Benchmark Window 2

 
High School Classes on Block Schedule  
November 22nd – December 15th                      
*Preferably Nov. 22 & 23 to allow for final reteaching before EOC testing
Benchmark #2 (Comprehensive final) – All these tests are named after the subject and say Semester 1
 
Elementary/Middle School/High School Classes on Traditional Schedule
December 1st – December 15th
Benchmark #2 (see pacing guides for Math, Science, SS for standards tested; ELA is comprehensive) –High school tests are named after the subject and will say Traditional
 
Read Aloud (Text to Speech Option) on CASE Benchmark Assessments
  • The goal of the CASE benchmark assessment is to give us data about how a student is predicted to perform on grade level standards on the state assessment. Therefore, only students with an IEP (Individualized Education Program) or 504 that specifically have read aloud as an accommodation should have the text-to-speech option turned on for the CASE Assessment. (These would be the same students receiving read aloud accommodations on the state test.)
  • Classroom teachers must turn on the read aloud from within the tracker.
  • For directions to turn on (or off) the text-to-speech feature, please use the link below https://help.masteryconnect.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002706894-Making-Text-to-Speech-Available-to-Students 
 
UPDATED Procedure for Administering the ELA Part 2 Writing Assessment 
Elementary and Middle Schools
    • ELA is optional for elementary grades 3-5, but required for grades 6-8.
    • Part 2 of the ELA CASE assessment should be administered paper pencil.
    • Teachers will then use the provided rubric to score the writing.
    • Scores will need to be entered online before Part 2 the benchmark window closes on December 23rd.
High Schools
    • The ELA Part 2 Writing assessment should be completed online.
    • Teachers will use the provided rubric to score the writing.
    • Scores will need to be entered online before Part 2 the benchmark window closes, on December 23rd.

       

       

       

Calculator Guidance on the Math Benchmarks

 

For the CASE math benchmark, teachers may allow students to use their own, TCAP approved calculators for the calculator allowed portion of the test, or they may use the calculator embedded in the CASE assessment. Teachers will need to monitor the assessment to see that students use their calculators on only the calculator allowed portion. For example, the 8th grade CASE Math Benchmark does not allow calculator use on numbers 1 through 11.

 

For information about the calculator embedded in the CASE benchmark assessment, please use the links below.

 

https://help.masteryconnect.com/hc/en-us/articles/1500004354841-How-do-I-use-the-Desmos-calculator-in-an-assessment-as-a-student-

 

https://help.desmos.com/hc/en-us

 

 

 **If a student submits a test before finishing the test, please contact the following: 

Jennifer Teague      Elementary Schools 
Leann Myers           Middle Schools
Shelly Smith             High Schools 

 

Mastery Connect website
 
Tutorial on creating and linking trackers to canvas
 
Linking trackers to canvas video
 
Student Experience in Canvas Video
 
Tutorial on how to administer MC assessments in Canvas
 
Tutorial on how to administer MC assessments in a web browser
 
Tutorial on how to set up read-aloud for IEP/504 students