Managing WACS Benchmarks

Benchmarks are the testing window during which your students can take WACS assessments. A student must be assigned a benchmark and take WACS during the testing period specified before they can start their regular sessions.

You can add or adjust these benchmarks through the Courses and Goals tab.

Enrolling Students in a WACS Benchmark

To assign a WACS benchmark to your class or an individual student:

  1. Visit the Courses and Goals tab.
  2. Open the menu for the classroom or student to whom you would like assign this benchmark.
  3. Move the green enroll button from off to on, then expand the settings menu.
  4. Click on the check mark next to the benchmark you would like to assign.
  5. Adjust the session time and starting level as needed.
  6. Click Save to confirm your choices. A pop-up window will appear.
  7. Click Save again to finalize your benchmark enrollment.

Creating a New WACS Benchmark

In addition to pre-assigned benchmarks, you can also customize them. To create a custom benchmark:

  1. Visit the Courses and Goals tab.
  2. Open the menu for the classroom or student for whom you would like to create this new benchmark.
  3. Move the green enroll button from off to on, then expand the settings menu.
  4. Click on the blue plus button to the right of a benchmark period (Fall, Winter, or Spring) to create a new one during that period.
  5. Fill in the start and end date of the custom testing window.
  6. Adjust the session time and starting level as needed.
  7. Click Save to confirm your choices. A pop-up window will appear.
  8. Click Save again to finalize your benchmark enrollment.
Make sure to set your benchmark dates within two weeks of the seasonal time frame (Fall, Winter, or Spring) to prevent the benchmark from expiring early.


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