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Formative Assessment (CASE Assessments and Pacing Guides)

Benchmark Assessments by TE21 Information

*****Michael Putnam***** ****Coordinator****


2015-2016 DeSoto County


CASE Benchmark Assessment Implementation


Benchmark Assessments


Case Assessments by TE21 are created for DeSoto County Schools based on our pacing guides and MDE item guidelines.  Mississippi College and Career Ready Assessments will be given two times a year in math and language arts for 3rd through 8th grade, English II, Algebra I, 5th and 8th grade Science, Biology I, and US History will all align to a pacing guide and the Mississippi Framework.  Classroom teachers, along with curriculum specialists, created and modified the pacing guides that will be used for the 2015-16 school year.The instructional days/time on the pacing guide must be followed in order to ensure that what students are taught is not determined by who their teacher is but rather by the weight of the standards to be taught.


DeSoto County Schools 2015-2016 Benchmark Planning Calendar

 Mississippi Framework Pacing Guides


Elementary School:



Grade 3 Math Grade 4 Math Grade 5 Math
    Grade 5 Science




Middle School:


Grade 6 Math Grade 7 Math Grade 8 Math

Grade 7 Math


Grade 8 Math


    Grade 8 Science




  High School:



Biology - Block



Algebra I


US History



Biology - Block



Algebra I


US History



Biology (Year)




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