Understanding the Imagine Math Grade 3+ Benchmark Test

Before students take the Imagine Imagine Math Grade 3+ Benchmark Test, Administrators and Teachers should understand what the Benchmark Test measures, how the test is structured, and when the test will be administered. Once you understand how the Benchmark Test works and how students experience the Benchmark Test, you're ready to administer the Benchmark Test. After testing, you can review student test results.

When the Benchmark Test is administered

Students receive the Imagine Math Grade 3+ Benchmark 1 Test the first time they log in to Imagine Math. Benchmark 1 Test is enabled by default and cannot be disabled. Benchmark 2 and 3 Tests are not mandatory and must be assigned by a School Administrator or Teacher.


Imagine Learning recommends that you administer each Benchmark Test at least 90 days apart. 

What the Benchmark Test measures

The Benchmark Test is a series of assessments administered throughout the school year that show evidence of student growth over time. The Benchmark 1 Test determines students’ proficiency in key skill areas and then places them in the Imagine Math curriculum so that they receive the instruction that they need. Benchmark Test 2 and 3 can be administered throughout the school year to show evidence of student growth over time. Administrators and Teachers can compare the latest student Benchmark Test results with previous Benchmark Test results. Imagine Math also uses Benchmark Test results to refine where your students are placed in Imagine Math. The Benchmark Test determines students' proficiency in these skill areas: 

  • Algebra and Algebraic Thinking
  • Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability
  • Geometry
  • Measurement
  • Number Sense
  • Numerical Operations

How the Benchmark Test is structured

When students begin the Benchmark Test, they initially receive test questions that are appropriate for their rostered grade level. As students work through the Benchmark Test, it adapts to their skill level, which means the students in your class will see test questions that vary. Because the Benchmark Test adapts to the student's skill level, student performance determines the level of difficulty of the test questions that they see.