Revised Cut Scores for Benchmark 1
All Grades

Principal Bulletin Informational

The Strategy and Innovation Office have calculated new cut scores for benchmark 1. We analyzed the results of more than 22,000 students who participated in both the SBAC and our district benchmark (BMK) assessments during the 2015-16 school year to help us develop a recommendation for revising the cut points for the current BMK assessments. The new cut scores were calculated by disaggregating the SBAC results by performance level, and determining the Mean Percent Correct by BMK for students within each discrete level. The new cut scores do not impact the formative use of the benchmarks, to provide students with interventions where necessary.

We will change the BM 1 cut scores to the following at the close of the day Friday Dec 9:

Standards Exceeded – 65% and higher
Standards Met – 50% and higher
Standards Nearly Met – 35% and higher
Standards Not Met – Below 35%