Performance Series®

Administered over time, Performance Series provides a longitudinal view of student growth in core curriculum areas (Reading, English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science).


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Available Subject Areas

Performance Series subject list

Available Measures

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Scantron’s two-part solution combines this research-based, content-rich computer adaptive test known as Performance Series and a content-neutral, highly flexible testing product known as Achievement Series®.  Educators love using this combination to develop and administer online and paper-based tests.  It’s the complete package.

Features & Benefits

Personalized Testing
  • Tests automatically adjust to each student’s proficiencies in multiple subjects, leading to less time testing and more time learning
  • Results are valid and reliable “scaled scores” that can be used to measure academic growth over time
Individualized Learning
  • Teachers can create an individualized learning plan for each student based on his or her particular needs
  • Scantron’s unique Suggested Learning Objectives organize skills and concepts by ability level, according to the Performance Series Scaled Score
  • Aligned with State, Common Core, and College & Career Readiness standards, these skills and concepts guide holistic instruction by identifying next steps for the teacher, student, and parent
Insightful Reports

Performance Series gives an accurate portrait of each student’s instructional level over a wide breadth of knowledge:

  • Track individual student, school, and even district-wide progress over time
  • Compare performance scores through the Scaled Score, Standards Item Pool Score, National Percentile Ranking, and an optional Lexile® Reading Score
  • Develop custom learning plans for each student with just a few clicks, based on State, Common Core, and College & Career Readiness standards
Immediate Results
  • View reports as soon as test is submitted online or form is scanned
  • Aggregate and disaggregate data by selected criteria
  • Access standards-based reports on an individual student, class, school, or district for state and federal reporting purposes

24-hour access to data from any computer with Internet access and from many mobile devices

How It Works

Save Time

  • No test  creation needed—all tests and items are predefined and backed by decades of research and a rigorous development process designed and implemented by Scantron’s content experts.
  • We maintain the tests continuously, adding new items, removing stale content, and aligning items to evolving state and other educational standards.
  • Results provide multiple scores for individual placement and learning targets, class grouping, and program evaluations, including national norm comparisons, national percentile ranking, Lexile® measures on Reading tests, and much more
  • Limited setup necessary—once student data is imported, students simply log in from an internet enabled device (PC, Mac, iPad, Kindle, Chromebook, with Android coming soon), select the subject area, and begin testing.
  • Express form testing available; ask your representative

Reach More Students

With Performance Series, students take individualized tests that automatically adjust to each student’s ability level.  Struggling students are supported with questions they can answer, reducing their frustration. High-achieving students are challenged with more difficult items, increasing their engagement.  The result is a more accurate understanding of student knowledge across the classroom.

Results for Everyone

With Performance Series, you get much more than a single score.  Teachers, committees, administrators, students, and parents all see results that help answer their questions.

  • Class performance by skill is available to help teachers create targeted learning groups
  • Average growth by custom group is available to assist in program evaluation
  • Trends across years and percentile rank provide parents the view they need to understand how their student is performing against his or her past performance and against their national peers

Report Benefits

Performance Series offers extensive reporting so you can get the most out of your scores:

  • Student and Parent reports cover growth trends, specific scores, and skills that need additional focus, in both English and Spanish
  • Teacher reports show class and student profiles, with skills directly connected to instructional resources, showing current performance and gains analysis data
  • Administrative reports summarize results, providing extensive aggregation and disaggregation by demographics and other critical student data

Add Scantron Analytics for Deeper Understanding

Adding Scantron Analytics makes it easy to see your growth and benchmark results in context with other crucial student data such as attendance, discipline, grades, and other assessments. Trends and patterns emerge, enabling you to design interventions and remediation to accelerate student growth.