As a teacher you want to ensure that assessments are taken only at school – preventing the students from receiving help from outside of class.
Initial Lexile tests do not have the ability to be administered the same way that benchmark tests are. In this instance, it is best to educate parents/guardians as to the importance of the initial Lexile test and the integrity of the test and its importance in establishing a more accurate benchmark score for students.
The benchmark exams can be administered with greater control over the time window in which the test can be taken. The district administrator can set the time of day for the all students in the district so they can only take benchmark exams while at school.
Building administrators and teachers: please check with your district administrator to see what the testing window is for your district.