Academic benchmarks involve setting measurable standards for evaluating one’s learning. Academic benchmarks may be set for individual students or for institutions when ranking themselves against others. An academic benchmark may be set at the beginning of a course for the set of concepts that students should know by the end of the term. Benchmarks are used to assess progress towards year-end goals.
Academic benchmarks refer to assessments that measure students against institution standards and learning goals. Benchmarking allows educators to identify students’ strengths and weaknesses, which can then inform their future instruction.