SAGE benchmarks and testlets are new to the SAGE system as of Sep 26, 2016.
SAGE benchmark tests allow teachers to give brief (15-30 min) online assessments for one reporting category or standard. These test are designed to be used formatively. They are fixed-form tests, not adaptive. The questions are drawn from the SAGE Interim item bank. Student scores and responses will both be visible in teacher reports. The scores and reports will be accessed via AIR Ways Reporting, a new reporting tool, instead of via ORS. The link to Air Ways is next to ORS on the SAGE portal landing page.
A few guides to help you:
- How to start a benchmark test (same as starting any other SAGE assessment)
- Accessing school-level reports
- Accessing teacher-level reports
You can access further teacher training materials here.