Pearson Benchmark System Measures Student Achievement

Carl Militello is an experienced educator and school administrator who has utilized many student assessment systems. As the former superintendent of Schools for the Niagara Wheatfield Central School District in New York, Carl Militello leveraged the Pearson Benchmark system to measure student achievement. The system, which is a based on a variety of educational metrics, allows school systems to develop customizable, online tests that can be given at any time during the school year.

Due to the fact that the test is based on local educational programs, administrators and teachers have the ability to use Pearson test data to communicate with parents and adjust the school curriculum accordingly. Pearson Benchmark is designed for students ranging from kindergarten through the 12th grade. Each student’s academic performance is evaluated over time. Instructors can use the data to identify each student’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as to address any areas in need of improvement.


Carl Militello: What Is the Pearson Benchmark System?

As a one-time school superintendent with 15 years of experience, Carl Militello has extensively investigated the many student assessment systems available today. In his recent role as Superintendent of Schools for Niagara Wheatfield Central School District in New York State, he introduced the innovative Pearson Benchmark system.

The Pearson Benchmark system uses multiple metrics to measure student achievement. The system allows school and district leaders to custom-design assessment tests, which can be given to students at any time during the school year. Because these tests are designed locally and by those that know the specific curriculum, the resultant measures are both specific and actionable. Administrators and teachers can use the data produced by the Pearson tests to adjust instruction, communicate with parents, and identify areas of instructional need.

The Pearson Benchmark system was developed by Pearson Assessments, a division of Pearson Education, Inc. Pearson Assessment creates achievement metrics and tests from pre-kindergarten through the graduate level.