The mission of Benteen Elementary (B3) is to provide a comprehensive and
rigorous curriculum that will prepare all students to be lifelong learners and
globally minded citizens, who are growing in academics, character, and
The vision of B3 is to provide a world class education that prepares students
of today to be leaders of tomorrow.
B3 philosophy regarding assessments is that they are tools utilized by
teachers to design instruction that will help all students progress to higher
academic levels. Instruction is data driven. By continuously collecting,
analyzing, and reviewing our data, we are given the opportunity to make
changes to our instruction so that we can reach each individual student.
Moreover, our assessments are geared to evaluating students on multiple
levels, contents, and styles. Assessments will be given with fidelity.
Assessments are able to help students take a more active role in their
learning through student-led and/or teacher/student conferences and goal
● What is assessed
Students are assessed in every content area multiple times
throughout the year. Students enrolled in Dual Language Immersion
classes may be assessed in English and Spanish to show mastery.
Students are assessed on a continuous basis. Benchmark
assessments are given to students every quarter. Students are tested
three times during the school year using the Renaissance STAR
assessment. Students will also be assessed throughout the school
year, and after every unit.
Formative assessments will be used to check for students' progress.
Summative assessments are given to assess student mastery of
standards. When content allows, product-driven assessments will be