Fellow Social Studies Teachers,
We are pleased to inform you that the Benchmark Assessments at the grade 6-8 level have been completed for the whole year! You may now access these assessments and answer keys at the link below. Please review these assessments and the curriculum frameworks to ensure that your pacing is on task as well as to pre-teach any vocabulary or historical thinking skills you believe your students may need to be successful. Please keep in mind that the purpose of District Wide benchmarks does not serve the same purpose as a unit test, in that it is an assessment to monitor student growth and progress in social studies content and skills. These assessments are disciplinary specific.
You will find the exams formatted in the following way:
Curriculum Frameworks with Learning Targets
Benchmark Assessments, DDI Information & Instructions
We are confident that these assessments will be a meaningful way to truly reflect on the discipline of social studies. We also look forward to continue to work with all teachers to ensure that the discipline and the department remain in constant communication with teachers to provide systems of efficiency and that promote quality teaching and learning. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to us.