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MS Scaled Benchmark Reports

Updated Jun 18, 2021

This article and related videos explain the information provided on Mississippi scaled benchmark reports. 

These reports are provided as PDF and XLS reports via ShareFile®. You can also access them online if they were taken online. See Scaled Benchmark Reports for information on accessing these reports online. 

Sample

Below is a partial sample of a 2nd Grade ELA Mississippi Scaled Benchmark Administration Report (Class Level):

Assessment Results

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(1) Perc Corr – The percent of items answered correctly.

(2) Proj Ach Level – Projected Achievement Level for the student, based upon the difficulty of the assessment and the percent correct. 

    ELA and Math Achievement Level Descriptions:

  • 5 - Advanced
  • 4 - Proficient
  • 3 - Passing, with levels of High (b) or Low (a) designated.
  • 2 - Basic, with levels of High (b) or Low (a) designated.
  • 1 - Minimal, with levels of High (b) or Low (a) designated.

For classrooms, school, and district summaries, the Proj Perc Prof (Projected Percent Proficient) includes achievement levels 4 and 5.

The Proj Perc Pass (Projected Percent Passing) includes levels 3, 4, and 5.

    Science Achievement Level Descriptions:

  • 5 - Advanced
  • 4 - Proficient
  • 3 - Passing, with levels of High (+), Low (-), or Midlevel (no sign) designated.
  • 2 - Basic, with levels of High (+), Low (-), or Midlevel (no sign) designated.
  • 1 - Minimal, with levels of High (+), Low (-), or Midlevel (no sign) designated.

For classrooms, school, and district summaries, the Proj Perc Prof (Projected Percent Proficient) includes achievement levels 4 and 5.

The Proj Perc Pass (Projected Percent Passing) includes levels 3, 4, and 5.

  US History Achievement Level Descriptions:

  • A - Advanced, with levels of High (+), Low (-), or Midlevel (no sign) designated.
  • P - Proficient, with levels of High (+), Low (-), or Midlevel (no sign) designated.
  • B - Basic, with levels of High (+), Low (-), or Midlevel (no sign) designated.
  • M - Minimal, with levels of High (+), Low (-), or Midlevel (no sign) designated.

        (Example:  B+ is high level Basic)

For classrooms, school, and district summaries, the Proj Perc Prof (Projected Percent Proficient) includes achievement levels P and A.

(3) Proj Scale So – Projected Scaled Score for the student, based upon the difficult of the assessment and the percent correct. 

(4) Sugg Marks (if given) – Suggested Marks. These numeric and letter grade marks are suggestions that take into account the difficulty level of the assessment. They are only suggestions, as any grading is always the domain of the teacher/school/district.

Additional Categories

Note the following for the additional categories shown on the report:

  • The performance on all the additional categories are given in Achievement Levels 1-5 and APBM. Refer to the Proj Ach Level description above for details on each achievement level.
  • The aggregate data for teachers, schools and districts in each category are the averages of all students’ achievement levels for that category.
  • Under the names of the categories “n=#” indicates how many items there were under the particular category.

(5) Depth of Knowledge – How each student performed on items in DOK levels 1, 2, and 3.

(6) Text Difficulty/Text Complexity (ELA only) – How each student performed in each of the 3 Text Complexity/Difficulty Levels: Readily Accessible (Easy), Moderately Complex (Medium), and Very Complex (Hard).

(7) Strand (or other) Results – How each student performed in each of the categories assessed (standards, objectives, domains, competencies, or strands).

Note: The category used in the Results section depends on the subject and the number of standards covered on the assessment. If there are enough items per standard/objective (i.e. the most specific category available), the report is by standard/objective. Otherwise, the report is by a higher (less specific) category (i.e. strand, domain, etc.) that best reflects student understanding. Some categories may also be grouped together when most appropriate.

(8) Genre Results (ELA only) – How each student performed on the items for each of the Reading Genres:

  • Literary
  • Nonf/Info

US History Topics - US History reports include the following column heading objective abbreviations:

Unit Name (on pacing) Abbreviation Objectives
Westward Expansion WeEx US.1.1-US.1.4
Industrialization & Immigration Indus US.2.1-US.2.5
Progressivism Progr US.3.1-US.3.4
Imperialism Imper US.4.1-US.4.6
World War I WW1 US.4.7-US.4.8
The Roaring Twenties 20s US.5.1-US.5.8
Depression & New Deal Depr US.5.9-US.6.4
World War II WW2 US.7.1-US.7.10
Cold War ColdW US.8.1-US.8.11
Kennedy, Johnson, & Nixon KJN US.9.1-US.9.6
Civil Rights Movement CRM US.11.1-US.11.6
Carter to Present CtPr US.10.1-US.10.2 and US.12.1-US.12.4
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