This article is for TEACHERS.

Proficiency bands allow you to determine the level of performance students must demonstrate to meet certain reading performance standards for the texts at their year/grade level.


The Benchmarks Screen is where teachers can view and administrators can edit the Scholastic Literacy Pro proficiency bands.


Only administrators can change the benchmark proficiency bands applied to a school or class.


Finding the proficiency bands

To view the proficiency bands, navigate to the Benchmarks tab when logged in to Scholastic Literacy Pro.

To navigate to a specific class, use the search bar or the links on the left-hand side of your screen.

Understanding proficiency bands

The four proficiency bands are:

  • Advanced: Students scoring in this range exhibit superior performance
    when reading text that is year/grade-level appropriate.
  • Proficient: Students scoring in this range exhibit competent (“year/gradelevel”) performance when reading text that is year/grade-level appropriate.
  • Basic: Students scoring in this range exhibit minimally competent (“below
    year/grade-level”) performance when reading year/grade-level appropriate
    text.
  • Below Basic: Students scoring in this range do not exhibit minimally
    competent performance when reading year/grade-level appropriate text.

Use the Reading Proficiency Report to track which proficiency band each student falls into, compared to the rest of the class.


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