This article does not apply to students taking the NWEA MAP Growth Assessment.
The first time non-NWEA students in Grades 3 and up log in to Imagine Math, they start the Imagine Math 3+ Benchmark test. Recognizing the screens and notifications your students see will help you monitor when students start a Benchmark, navigate the test, answer different question types, and complete the test.
Because the Benchmark test adapts to each student's skill level, you should plan on 20-40 minutes to administer it. Imagine Learning recommends that you have students take the test in one testing session, but the Benchmark can be administered over multiple sessions if needed. If a student logs out of the Benchmark, the answers they've submitted are saved and they can resume the test the next time they log in.
After students complete the Benchmark test, you can view student results. Test results can take up to 3 hours to appear. If a student receives a Benchmark score that doesn't seem appropriate for their skill level, you can reassign the test and have the student retake it.
Students should not receive any assistance while taking the Imagine Math Benchmark. Helping students during the Benchmark can cause students to be placed incorrectly in the curriculum (in lessons that are too difficult for them).
Starting the Benchmark Test
The first time students log into Imagine Math 3+, the Benchmark is automatically delivered to them. They click Start to begin the test.
Navigating the Imagine Math 3+ Benchmark Test
The Benchmark includes the following navigational tools to help students effectively navigate the test.
|Students click Clear to clear their current answer so they can select a new answer.
Students can only clear their answer before they click Submit.
|Students click Submit to submit their answer to the question. This button appears gray if no answer choice has been selected.|
|Students click the Speaker icon to hear the question read to them.|
|Students click Next to go to the next question. This button appears gray if the current question has not yet been submitted.|
|Students click Reference to access a calculator and a glossary. The glossary provides definitions for math terms that students may see during the Benchmark.|
|Students click Language to hear test questions in English or Spanish. Test questions displayed on the screen are always displayed in English.|
Imagine Math Grade 3+ Benchmark Test Questions
The Benchmark test includes 30 questions. These are some example question types that students may encounter.
Geometry question type
Students determine which triangle is a right triangle.
Graph question type
Students use information from a graph to answer a question.
Fraction question type
Students match the correct fraction with the image.
Finishing the Benchmark Test
After students answer the last question on the Benchmark test, they see a message that they've earned 250 THINK Points for completing the test.