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KY Scaled Benchmark Reports

KY Scaled Benchmark Reports

This article explains the information provided on the Kentucky scaled benchmark reports. 

These reports are provided as PDF and XLS reports via ShareFile®. You can also access them online if they were taken online. See Scaled Benchmark Reports for information on accessing these reports online. 


Below is a partial sample of a Kentucky 3rd Grade ELA Scaled Benchmark Administration Report (Class Level):

Assessment Results

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(1) Perc Corr – The percent of items answered correctly.

(2) Proj Ach Level – Projected Achievement Level for the student based upon the difficulty of the assessment and the percent correct. Achievement Level descriptions:

  • 4 - Distinguished
  • 3 - Proficient
  • 2 - Apprentice, with levels of High (+) and Low (no sign) designated. 
  • 1 - Novice, with levels of High (+) and Low (no sign) designated.

For classrooms, school, and district summaries, the Proj Perc Prof (Projected Percent Proficient) includes achievement levels 3 and 4.

(3) Sugg Marks (if given) – Suggested Marks. These numeric and letter grade marks are suggestions that take into account the difficulty level of the assessment. They are only suggestions, as any grading is always the domain of the teacher/school/district.

Additional Categories

Note the following for the additional categories shown on the report:

  • The performance on all the categories are given in Achievement Levels 1-4. Refer to Proj Ach Level description above for details on each achievement level.
  • The aggregate data for teachers, schools and districts in each category are the averages of all students’ achievement levels for that category.
  • Under the names of the categories “n=#” indicates how many items there were under the particular category.

(4) DOK – How each student performed on items for higher and lower order thinking skills. This year the state will be using Depth of Knowledge Levels 1, 2 and 3.  DOK Level 1 items are lower order while levels 2 and 3 are higher order.

(5) Standard (or other) Results – How each student performed in each of the strands or standards covered.

Note: The category used in the Results section depends on the subject and the number of standards covered on the assessment. If there are enough items per standard/objective (i.e. the most specific category available), the report is by standard/objective. Otherwise, the report is by a higher (less specific) category (i.e. strand, domain, etc.) that best reflects student understanding. Some categories may also be grouped together when most appropriate.

(6) Genre Results (ELA only) – How each student performed on the items for each of the Reading Genres:

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction
  • Poetry
  • Science                                                                                         
  • Social Studies
  • Technical
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