Are You Concerned About Your Child’s Academic Performance? Summit Offers Benchmark Testing to Evaluate Student Academic Strengths and Weaknesses

Thu. 10/10/2019

No two students perform the same way in school. And when a teacher has a class full of 20 to 30 students, they do their best to make sure all students understand the information being taught. Some students, of course, learn easier and faster than others.

With interim report cards on the way, parents will receive a snapshot of their child’s performance during the first few months of school. Many parents, including those who suspect their child is struggling academically, want to know more. For example, they want to understand how their child is doing on specific grade-level standards; they want to know their child’s academic strengths and weaknesses; and, they want to know how their child progresses throughout the academic year. Many parents worry that waiting for the next report card or standardized test results is too little information, too late.

The Summit School, through its Summit Resource Center, is pleased to announce Benchmark Testing. Benchmark Testing evaluates students grades 1-12, in math and reading, against specific grade-level standards and learning goals.  It is used to identify a student’s academic strengths and weaknesses. If a parent is concerned about their child’s academic performance, Benchmark Testing will provide actionable data.

The results of Benchmark Testing conducted through the Summit Resource Center will highlight a child’s performance against specific grade-level standards, progression toward goals, the effectiveness of current educational programs and curricula and, where performance is lagging, the need for intervention or additional support.

Using Aimsweb™ Plus and Phono-Graphix, test results will include:

  • Individual test scores
  • National percentile
  • Grade-level performance
  • Rate of improvement
  • Academic risk status.

This is actionable information that can drive the decision making around a child’s academic success and create an active feedback loop with a child’s teachers. For more information about Benchmark Testing click here or contact Nancy Rhodes at .

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About The Summit School – The Summit School was founded to serve children, grades 1-8, with dyslexia and other learning differences. The Summit School has an incredible record of helping children become successful learners. The core of Summit’s program incorporates: highly trained teachers, evidence-based instruction, hands-on, multi-sensory learning environments and small class sizes. For more information about The Summit School and Summit Resource Center please visit www.thesummitschool.org.

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