2014 Annual General Meeting Dates Announced
The 2014 AGM will be held January 23-25 in Toronto, ON. Attendance is by invitation only, but the AGM Report is posted publicly and distributed widely.
A surveyor cut a "benchmark" into a stone or a wall when measuring the altitude and/or level of a tract of land. A bracket called a "bench" was secured in the cut to mount the surveying equipment, and all subsequent measurements were made in reference to the position and height of that mark.
The term "benchmark" was first used around 1842 to refer to a standard of quality by which achievement may be measured.
The foundation documents available through the Benchmarks site attempt to help teachers establish standards for assessing student learning of the modes of thought that constitute historical thinking.