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Common Assessments or Benchmarks

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With regards to assessments, have you heard of common assessments or benchmarks? How does subject matter or grade level determine which assessment the group of teachers will use? These assessments are typically used in specific grade levels or subjects.

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This solution discusses the Elementary and Secondary School Act and the No Child Left Behind legislation and the role they have played in establishing curricular benchmarks in classrooms. It also explains in detail what curricular benchmarks are, and the important function they play in the classroom and ensuring that educational objectives are standardized across states/the country.

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As part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the concept of curricular benchmarks was established and used by some states and individual school districts. ESEA was given much more authority with the passage of the (NCLB) No Child Left Behind legislation in 2001.

As part of NCLB, all 50 states and the District of Columbia were required to establish a ...

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