Student experience in the Imagine Math Grade 3+ Benchmark Test

The first time Grade 3+ students log in to Imagine Math, they start the Imagine Math Grade 3+ Benchmark Test. As students take the Benchmark Test, they see different screens and hear different instructions as they complete the test. Recognizing these screens and notifications helps Educators monitor when students start a Benchmark Test, navigate the test, answer different test question types, and complete the test.

Because the Benchmark Test adapts to each student's skill level, Educators 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 Test can be administered over multiple sessions if needed. If a student logs out of the Benchmark Test, the answers that they've submitted are saved and they can resume the test the next time they log in. 

After students complete the Benchmark Test, Administrators and Educators can view student results. Test results can take up to 3 hours to appear. If a student receives a Benchmark Test score that doesn't seem appropriate for their skill level, School Administrators and Educators can reassign Benchmark Test 1 to the student to retake it, or invalidate the results from Benchmark Test 2 or 3.


Imagine Math provides 3 Benchmark Tests administered throughout the year to assess student growth. Imagine Learning recommends that you administer all 3 Benchmark Tests; Benchmark Test 1 is required and automatically assigned, but Benchmark Test 2 and 3 are not required and must be assigned by a School Administrator or Educator.


Students who take the Benchmark Test at home should not receive any assistance while taking the assessment. Helping students during the Benchmark Test places students incorrectly in Math. For more information about using Imagine Math at home, see Using Imagine Math Grade 3+ home.

Starting the Benchmark Test

The first time a student logs into Imagine Math Grade 3+, they start the Benchmark Test. Students click Start to begin the test.


Navigating the Imagine Math Grade 3+ Benchmark Test

The Benchmark Test includes these navigational tools to help students effectively navigate the test.

Icon Description
studentExperienceMath3_Clear.png Students click Clear to clear their answer.


Students can only clear their answer before they click Submit.

studentExperienceMath3_SubmitButton.png Students click Submit to submit their answer to the question. 
studentExperienceMath3_SpeakerButton.png Students click the Speaker icon to hear the question read to them.  
studentExperienceMath3_NextGrayButton.png Students click Next to go to the next question. 
studentExperienceMath3_ReferenceButtonWithCalc.png Students click Reference to access a calculator and a glossary. The glossary provides definitions for math terms that students may see during the Benchmark Test.
studentExperienceMath3_LanguageButton.png Students click Language to hear test questions in a specific language. 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.