Thursday, September 3, 2015

The District Benchmark Pre-Assessment


The District Benchmark Pre-Assessment  Today you will be taking the online District Benchmark Pre-Assessment in an attempt to measure what you know at the beginning of the school year. This is a very important test and I expect you to try your best. Directions on how to log in the Illuminate Student Portal and get started with your test can be found below. 

Step 1: Go to www.pvusd.net. Click on Students, then scroll down to Illuminate Home Portal.   
Step 2: Students must select the Student tab on the Illuminate Home Connection screen.

Step 3: Login protocol.
                     Username: student ID#
                     Password: student birthdate:
                                 Ex.: January 7, 2000 is entered Ja072000
                                 (the first letter only is capped). 


Step 4: Students select Assessments from under the list located under "What Would You Like to See." 

Step 5: Students click on the link for Gr 6 ELA Pre Assessment under "Pending Online Assessment" to select your exam. 

Step 6: Students click Begin Test to start the exam. 



Step 7: You may 'Pause' the test at anytime by clicking the 'pause' button if you need to stop the test and then resume it later. When you are ready to finish the test once and for all, click Review/Finish and review your responses one final time before submitting your exam to be scored. 

Note: You are allowed to use headphones during the audio portions of the exam. If you don't finish the test today, you will have an opportunity to complete it tomorrow. 

Homework  (1.) Make sure you complete and 'turn in' the following assignments by tomorrow, Friday, September 4: Writer's Workout #1: Analyze Character Traits, Character Traits in "Eleven", and Comparing Texts - 'Eleven' / 'Who's the New Kid?' (2.) Read your A.R. book at home for at least 30 minutes and, if you choose, make a reading log entry using the Digital Reading Log. (Remember you must have made at least two entries by the end of the day Friday.)