The Apperson Benchmark Machine is located in the Teacher’s Lounge (Room 500) right beside the desktop computer. It is usually connected already. At this point, we only have 1 machine for Crossroads, but most schools have 2 (based on FTE count).
-This machine was originally purchased to score the county-wide Benchmark tests that are given in each content area. The good news is that it can be used for things like classroom tests and school wide mock tests. Some of the home schools are giving mock tests before they give the CRCT and possibly the EOCT, so they are using the Apperson Benchmark Machine to score the tests. One thing to remember is that you must use the brown and white scantrons for this machine. The regular green and white scantrons will not work.
-Datalink is the software on your computer that connects to the Apperson Benchmark Machine. Datalink was last updated to Version 4.2.2 on January 28th, 2013, so everyone needs to update your software on your computer using this link shown on the screen.-In order to score your tests or assessments, you must create an answer key and load them into the computer. You can load them by filling out a scantron and using the machine to scan in the answers OR typing the answers directly into Datalink.
You can also add standards to your assessments so that you can determine if students mastered certain standards. This helps to determine who needs remediation or acceleration. You will only get the mastery information through the reports which I will show you soon.Adding the standards is as simple as clicking on Session then Standards. If you don’t see your standards there, there is a one time process of downloading the standards, and that process is found in the manual which is located next to the Benchmark Machine.You must remember that after you add the standards to the test, you must assign the standards to the questions.
On the top right, you can click reports. That will pull a list of reports for you to preview.New Report: Class Proficiency Item Analysis Report- This report shows how well a class did on a Standards aligned test and breaks the standard down by question. This report is only available on tests with Standards aligned questions.
When students are completing scantrons, they do not need to put any leading zeros. The student only need to use his/her lunch number, and there will be empty columns at the end.Students need to complete the top of the scantron completely and neatly. Treat it as if it is a standardized test. Perfect practice makes perfect.
Apperson benchmark tm 3000
Apperson Benchmark TM 3000
Purpose• Benchmarks• Class Tests• School wide Mock Tests (Standardized Tests)
First Steps• Everyone must install or update your DataLink software on your computer.https://portal.hcbe.net/Testing/Benchmarks/default.aspx• Create a key. – Scanning in the answers – Typing the answers in DataLink• Download Student Database
Student DatabaseBefore scanning the Benchmark answer documents, we need to make sure thatwe have a current and up-to-date student database loaded.The DataLink software will use the student database to assign names to each testscored and will show the score associated with a student name in the reports generated.The software can also “kick out” the answer documents that do not have a valid student ID.The test will not be scored until the ID has been corrected.In order to upload a student database, you will need to pull a list of your kids along withtheir student ID numbers from Infinite Campus or you can create a list by typing in the namesInto an excel spreadsheet. If you are typing the list, make sure that you do not use the leading4 zeros. This list should be in CSV or excel format. The list should look like this:Your excel file should have the student informationlisted in the following order:1 - Student ID 2 – First Name 3 – Last Name 4
Creating Your Key• Scanning in Your Answers – Make sure you indicate that it is the key by marking the key bubble. – Open up the DataLink Software and scan the key• Typing in Your Answers – Open the DataLink program, Click “File” and “Create Key” – Select the form number then “Key responses” and select “Send to Grid”
Next Steps• Add standards to the test• You must remember that after you add the standards to the test, you must assign the standards to the questions.
Reports• On the top right, you can click reports. That will pull a list of reports for you to preview.• New Report: Class Proficiency Item Analysis Report
Update: No More Leading Zeros!The four leading zeros are no longer needed. In fact if you use the Infinite Campus DataExport there will be no zeros. Make sure that the student number DOES NOT includes the leading 4 zeros. There will be empty columns at the end. 8
Viewing and Understanding Your Reports Apperson BenchMark™ 3000 9
Here is a list of the reports that are available to you. You can print these out, printthem to PDF to post or save the reports in Excel format. Let’s review these reports. 10
Open the file that contains your test results. You will see a “Reports” icon.Click on that icon. 11
A “Reports” Window will open. You will see a list of available reports. When you have chosen a reportWhen you have chosen a report under the “Excel” section, you willunder the “Reports” section, you see a “Save as” icon that can bewill see a printer icon that can be used to save your Excel report toused to print the report to your your computer or your school’sprinter or a PDF icon to print to Sresource drive. (note the studentsadobe if you have adobe installed. in the preview are examples not the actual students.) By clicking on the “Settings”, you can change the way that your reports are sorted. You can sort by Last name, ID Number, Score, Order Scanned and several other options12 depending on the report.
Score CardThe Score Card report is a quarter page reportthat shows individual student performance ona testSections in the Score Card report1. Header - General information about the testis shown here.2. Results - Test results are shown here. If aquestion was answered correctly a + is shownnext to the question number. If a question wasanswered incorrectly the correct answer isshown. Additionally incorrect answers areshown in italic bold font. 13
Big Score CardThe Big Score Card report shows each studentsresponse for each test question.Sections in the Big Score Card report1. Header - General test information is shownhere.2. Results - The students results are shownhere. If the question was answered correctly a+ is shown next to the question number alongwith the points awarded for the question. Ifthe question was answered incorrectly thecorrect response is shown along with thepoints awarded for the question. 14
Sections in the Item Analysis report Item Analysis This report provides summary and statistical1. Report Header - General information about data about the test, as well as detailedthe test is shown in this section of the report. information about each question on the test.2. Counts - The count of the number of studentsthat bubbled in each response is shown here.Correct responses are shown in red italics.3. Blanks - If any responses were left blank acheck mark is shown.4. Multiple Marks - If any forms containedmultiple mark a check is shown here. A multiplemark is counted when more than one bubble isfilled in for a question.5. Point Biserial - The point biserial value for thequestion is displayed.6. Correct Count - A count of the number oftimes this question was answered correctly isshown.7. Percent Incorrect - The number of studentsthat answered this question incorrectly is shownin a bar graph. 15
Test ResultsThe test results report generates a page foreach test scanned that shows the bubbled inresponses. You can configure the report toshow the correct responses and the pointsawarded for each question.Sections in the Test Results report1. Student Name - The student’s name and ID number areshown at the top of the form.2. Header - General information about the test is shown.3. Question Number - The question number is shown.4. Response - The bubbled-in response is shown. Incorrectresponses are highlighted.5. Correct Response - The correct response for the questionis displayed in this column.6. Points - The points awarded for each question are shown. 16
Class RosterThe Class Roster Report shows how eachstudent did on an exam.Sections in the Class Roster report1. Header - General information about the testis shown at the top of the form.2. Name Column - The students name isshown.3. ID Number - The students ID number isshown.4. Score - The students score on the test isdisplayed. 17
HistogramThis reports shows a histogram for the currently scored test. Settingsinclude the number of bars displayed as well as the color of the bars. 18
Student ProficiencyThe Student Proficiency report shows each students proficiency levels on each group and standard. Thisreport is available only when scanning tests with a standards aligned key.Sections in the Student Proficiency report1. Header - General information about the test is shown.2. Student Name - The name of the student is displayed.3. Student ID Number - The students ID number is shown.4. Group Name and Text - The name and description of the group is shown here.Additionally the proficiency level for this group as assigned in the StandardsWindow is displayed.5. Standard Name and Text - The name and description of the standard isshown. The proficiency level used for the standard is adopted from the group.6. Number Correct and Total Possible - The number of questions that thestudent answered correctly is shown along with the number of questionsassigned to the standard.7. Overall Proficiency - The Overall Proficiency is shown. This value is the valueof all of the questions assigned to the Standards that are included in the Group.8. Proficiency Level - This shows the students overall proficiency level for thetest.Color Key -Green bars show that the student reached proficiency levels for the Group orStandard.Orange bars show that the student is proficient but within 5% of the proficiencylevel for the Group or Standard.Red bars show that the student did not meet proficiency levels on the Group orStandard. 19
Class Proficiency The Class Proficiency Report shows how well a class did on a Standards aligned test. This report is only available on tests with Standards aligned questions.Sections in the Class Proficiency report1. Header - General information about the test is shown.2. Group Name and Text - The name and description of the group is shown.Additionally the proficiency level for this group as assigned in the StandardsWindow is displayed.3. Standard Name - The name of the standard is shown. The proficiency levelused for the standard is adopted from the group.4. Standard Text - The text describing the standard is shown.5. Count of Proficient Students - The number of students that met or exceededthe proficiency level is shown.6. Exceeded Proficiency - The green bar shows that the students in this classexceeded the proficiency level for this standard.7. Did not Meet Proficiency - The red bar shows that the students in this classdid not meet the proficiency level for this standard.8. Met Proficiency - The orange bar shows that the students met the proficiencylevel for this standard.Color Key -Green bars show that the student reached proficiency levels for the Group orStandard.Orange bars show that the student is proficient but within 5% of the proficiencylevel for the Group or Standard.Red bars show that the student did not meet proficiency levels on the Group orStandard. 20
Class Proficiency Item Analysis ReportThe Class Proficiency Item Analysis Report shows how well a class did on a Standards alignedtest and breaks the standard down by question. This report is only available on tests withStandards aligned questions.Class Proficiency Item Analysis Report 1.1. Group Name and Text - The name and description of the group is shown.Additionally the proficiency level for this group as assigned in the StandardsWindow is displayed.2. Standard Name And Text - The name of the standard is shown. The 2. 3.proficiency level used for the standard is adopted from the group.3. Count of Proficient Students - The number of students that met or exceeded 4.the proficiency level is shown.4. Items Analysis – Break down of how the class did by question, by standard.Color Key -Green bars show that the student reached proficiency levels for the Group orStandard.Orange bars show that the student is proficient but within 5% of the proficiencylevel for the Group or Standard.Red bars show that the student did not meet proficiency levels on the Group orStandard. 21
Standard AlignmentThe Standards Question Alignment reportshows which questions are aligned to thestandards contained on the test.Sections in the Standards Question Alignmentreport1. Title - The title of the standard is shown.2. Standard Text - The text of the standard isdisplayed.3. Questions - A listing of the questions thathave been assigned to the standards ispresented. 22
Non-Proficient Students by StandardSections in the Non-Proficient Students by Standardreport1. Header - General information about the test is shown.2. Group Name - The group name and description areshown here. Additionally the proficiency level for the groupis displayed.3. Standard Name - The standard name and description aredisplayed.4. Student Name Listing - The names of students that didnot meet proficiency levels are shown.5. ID Number Listing - The ID numbers of students that didnot meet proficiency levels are shown.6. Score - The score achieved in the standard is shown.The proficiency level for the standard is inherited from thegroup. 23
Non-Proficient Students by GroupThe Non-Proficient Students by Group Reportshows students that failed to achieve theproficiency rating for each group. This report isavailable when scanning tests using astandards aligned test key.Sections in the Non-Proficient Students by Groupreport:1. Group Name - The group name and descriptionare shown. Additionally the proficiency level for thegroup is displayed.2. Student Name Listing - The names of studentsthat did not meet proficiency levels are shown.3. ID Number Listing - The ID numbers of studentsthat did not meet proficiency levels are shown.4. Score - The score achieved in the group is shown . 24
Grid Export – Excel ReportThis report will give you a complete listing of all the students, their scores, and show youwhich questions they missed. 25
Class Roster Export – Excel ReportA basic report showing each students raw and percentile score. This report alsopresents test statistics that are helpful to the instructor, such as the class averageand score ranges. 26
Item Analysis – Excel ReportA detailed report showing the number of questions and the percentage ofall answers selected for each question within a given exam. The correctanswers are highlighted and a bar graph with the percentage of incorrectanswers is displayed to indicate validity of the questions and materialcoverage. 27
Detailed Item Analysis – Excel Report A more detailed report showing the number of questions and the number of students and percentage of all answers selected for each question within a given exam. 28
Survey Analysis – Excel ReportThis report lists the details of each question as far as the number of students that choseeach response for each question, the percentage of students that chose each responsealong with the Mean Statistic for each question. 29
Full Report – Excel ReportThis is a report that is in Excel format which contains all the excel reports in one workbookwith different tabs for each report. 30
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