GA Milestones Testing -- basics
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Friday, November 20, 2015
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The Georgia Milestones Assessment Program is a state-mandated program. All school systems are required to administer the EOG (grades 3-8) and the EOC (grades 9-12) to students enrolled in their schools. The EOG and EOC are high-stakes tests that student achievement scores on these tests will be used in the promotion/retention process, will be averaged into a student's final grade in the course, and will be used in the CCRPI. However, the state has declared 2014-2015 as a "hold harmless" year.


The State has actually decreased the number of tests required of students; students in grades 3, 5, and 8 no longer take the state writing assessment. This is the last year for the Georgia High School Writing Test, which is administered to students in the 11th grade.


The district has also decreased the number of tests administered to students; we now give one benchmark test in each core content class in grades 3-12, instead of three benchmark tests each year.


The Student Learning Objective (SLO) assessment is a component of the State's new teacher evaluation program, Teacher Keys Effectiveness System (TKES). It is a mandate from the State as well.


The SLO assessment is a pre- and post-assessment. It is used to measure students' academic growth over a one-year period. The assessment is administered at the beginning of the year and again at the end of the year.

To learn more about the Georgia Milestone Assessment System in Georgia, please click the link below.

http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Pages/Georgia-Milestones-Assessment-System.aspx

To practice view and utilize practice tests, select the Experience Online Testing link below and choose the appropriate grade level to begin.

http://experience-ga.ctb.com/

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