Impressive Gains in Student Achievement

Benchmark Advance and Benchmark Adelante were introduced in California and Colorado during the 2016-2017 school year. By the 2017-2018 school year, more than 180 school districts in four states used Benchmark Advance and/or Benchmark Adelante as the core English/Spanish Language Arts curriculum in kindergarten through either 5th or 6th grade. In these districts, the Benchmark Education Company programs were used in all or nearly all schools.

To the right you will see results of Benchmark Advance and Benchmark Adelante related to all of the 180+ districts, taken from Benchmark Education Company’s Advancing to Proficiency book.

The growth in proficiency for students in the Benchmark Districts is about two and a half times as large as the growth in proficiency for students in the Non-Benchmark Districts.

  • The collaborative conversations have increased because Benchmark provides perfect tools for them.
    Literacy Coach
  • In Benchmark, the reading level is higher, so it pushes me to understand.
    Grade 3 Student
  • It’s great to have a program where I don’t have to reinvent everything—it’s already there.
    Grade 2 Teacher
  • You can annotate in the books, and in my opinion, you learn more that way.
    Grade 5 Student

The Development of

2010

2013

2014

2015-6

2017-8

TODAY

2010

Common Core State Standards are introduced.

2013

Information-gathering sessions with teachers and administrators begin.

2014

Prototype development and discussions with educators continue.

2015-6

Benchmark Advance and Adelante are developed, submitted, and accepted to the California Reading Adoption.

2017-8

More than 180 school districts use the materials across all elementary schools in all grades.

TODAY

Benchmark Advance and Adelante continue to make an impact in classrooms everywhere.

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