Symphony Math Assessment

Where does the assessment tell me how a student did on each CCSS cluster or concept?
The Symphony Math Assessment is not a diagnostic assessment. It only provides a benchmark measure of overall mathematics learning against the Common Core Sta...
Wed, 22 Aug, 2018 at 8:44 AM
Why can’t we see the percent of problems answered correctly on the assessment reports?
The Symphony Math assessments are Computer Adaptive Tests. This means that they do not determine mathematics learning levels based on a percentage of problem...
Wed, 22 Aug, 2018 at 8:47 AM
Are the assessments timed?
The assessments are not timed. Students may have as much time as necessary to complete an assessment. Occasionally there are specific assessment problems th...
Wed, 22 Aug, 2018 at 8:48 AM
Can we give the assessments more often than three times a year?
No. Presently there are only enough assessment problems in the program to allow for three annual administrations.
Wed, 22 Aug, 2018 at 8:49 AM
Are the assessments suitable for young students who have never used a computer or a mouse before?
A Symphony Math assessment should not be the first time a student has used a computer before. Students must have some basic experience with the computer-mou...
Wed, 22 Aug, 2018 at 8:50 AM
The Benchmarker report says that one of my students has a percentile rank score of 54. What does that mean?
The percentile rank and grade level equivalent scores compare the assessed student to a nationally representative sample of students of the same grade. A st...
Wed, 22 Aug, 2018 at 8:51 AM
One of my students was not feeling well during a Benchmarker session. I don’t think the results are valid. What should I do?
You may delete invalid tests from the Student area of the online administration panel. The system will behave as if the assessment was never taken and the s...
Wed, 22 Aug, 2018 at 8:53 AM
How do I know the Symphony assessments are valid?
We established the validity of the Symphony assessments in several ways. First, the problems were written in alignment with the Common Core State Standards....
Wed, 22 Aug, 2018 at 8:54 AM
How did you norm the assessments?
The Symphony assessments were constructed and validated using students from all over the United States. To obtain national norms, the Symphony scores of sam...
Wed, 22 Aug, 2018 at 8:55 AM
Assessment Scale Scores and Percentiles
All students receive a standardized score on a common vertical scale which reveals how the tested students performed in comparison to grade-specific nationa...
Wed, 22 Aug, 2018 at 10:09 AM