Student multi-year history is available in the GPS Parent Portal, including standardized assessments and benchmarks, attendance and secondary grades.
What are these different entries (for example: STAR, Smarter Balanced, SAT)? Use this glossary of terms as a starting point to understand what each of the items are. If you need additional explanation, contact your school administration, guidance counselor or classroom teacher.
Bear in mind that each score is a single point in time and none of these scores should be taken in isolation. Test scores are only one measure of your child’s skills. Class work, unit assessments, and teacher observations are all meaningful indicators of your child’s strengths, areas for improvement, and areas of interest.
How can I get my account? All parents/guardians designated for “Portal Access” received an email with their initial account information. Search your email account for an email from: email@example.com. The subject line is: LinkIt Parent Portal Account Registration - Greenwich Public Schools
The email contains a unique code that you use to create your account and your password. The code does not expire. Go to: https://greenwich.linkit.com/parent and click on “Have a registration code?” to create your account.
If you have a Google account, you may link your google account after you have entered the Registration Code.
I did not receive an account code. Accounts will be created and sent to parents/guardians who are designated for Portal Access in Aspen. If you did not receive an account, please contact your school’s main office to be sure your correct email is in the system. Account codes were sent
My account code is not working. Be sure you are using the same email address where you received the account code. The account code is tied to a specific email address. If the account code does not work, that means it has been activated already and you should do a password recovery (Lost password).
I forgot my password. Click on “Lost password” and enter the primary email address that you have on file with the school system (Hint: the email address to which you receive GPS email).
I cannot see all of my children in LinkIt? Why is that? If you log on and do not see a child in the account, then that child is not linked to your correct email address in our school information system (Aspen). Please contact the school’s main office to have the “missing” child correctly linked in Aspen.
GPS administers benchmarks in Math and Language Arts to grades 2 - 8. Each benchmark is approximately 30 questions and covered key concepts (ie. “standards” that are appropriate for the grade level).
The benchmarks cover a subset of the entirety of grade level standards and are those which have historically been important foundational skills for grade level success. The benchmarks are designed to be taken in the Fall, Winter and Spring so that students and teachers can gauge progress on grade level growth.
The benchmark is designed for end of year standards so at the beginning of the year, the teacher can assess the relative areas of strength and areas of improvement for her class, for instructional planning only. This is not a test of mastery.
Do not be alarmed if your child did not score 100%. A 50% at mid year is appropriate because the benchmark is for year end standards. Students will get repeated exposure to these concepts throughout the year (spiraling) and some concepts have yet to be fully introduced.
As the year progresses, students should continue to increase their fluency in these skills.
I would like to give my child extra opportunities to develop their skills in the standards.