The Baldwin County Board of Education requires schools to conduct progress monitoring via the Scantron Performance Series. These benchmark (Scantron Performance) assessments that are taken online help determine student progress in math, reading, and 7th grade science. Scores fall in 4 categories: Quartile 1- Below Average; Quartile 2- Low Average; Quartile 3- High Average; Quartile 4- Above Average.The Scantron Performance Series is administered in September, January, and April (Optional).
The Scantron Performance Series is a web-based, computer-adaptive test used for the following:
- to identify a student’s ability levels and help him or her master important concepts with customized materials
- to demonstrate academic growth over time
- to assist teachers in planning instruction through immediate, detailed reports
The Performance Series assessments adjust to a student’s abilities, beginning in relation to a student’s current grade and adapting to a student’s responses as he or she answers each question. Questions get easier when a student answers incorrectly and more challenging when he or she answers correctly. This individualizes every testing experience and more accurately measures a student’s ability, as well as helps determine his or her next steps in the classroom.
Scantron Performance Quartile NPR (National Percentile Ranking) Equivalent:
Quartile 1- 25th and Below NPR (Below Average)
Quartile 2- 26th-50th NPR (Low Average)
Quartile 3- 51st-75th NPR (High Average)
Quartile 4- 75th and Above NPR (Above Average)