Dear Parents and Guardians,
We are getting closer to our Spring Georgia Milestone Assessment Testing Window and are making final preparations. Our Window opens on April 23rd and closes on May 14th. We wanted to make you aware of our testing schedule for 2021 so that you could help prepare your children for their scheduled testing days and give you some more information for this year's testing. Please read the Parent Information Letter - Final Preparations for Testing.
Georgia Milestones Testing Dates (also found on the letter):
Friday, April 23 English/Language Arts (section 1: essay portion); grades 3, 5, 6, 8
Monday, April 26 English/Language Arts (sections 2 & 3); grades 3, 5, 6, 8
Tuesday, April 27 Math (section 1); grades 3, 5, 6, 8
Thursday, April 29 Math (section 2); grades 3, 5, 6, 8
Friday, April 30 Science (sections 1 & 2); grades 5 & 8
Monday, May 3rd English/Language Arts (section 1: essay portion); grades 4 & 7
Social Studies; grade 8
Tuesday, May 4th English/Language Arts (sections 2 & 3); grades 4 & 7
Algebra (section 1); grade 8
Wednesday, May 5th Algebra (section 2); grade 8
Thursday, May 6th Math (section 1); grades 4 & 7
Friday, May 7th Math (section 2); grades 4 & 7
Retest Date for Math EOC Algebra: Wednesday, July 14.
Please note that state law regarding promotion/retention based on Milestones results will not be implemented this school year. In order to be promoted, students must still demonstrate on-grade-level ability in reading and math. Promotion/retention recommendations, however, will be determined with input from teachers and parents, placement committees, class performance, and formative tools--Milestones results will not be utilized for this purpose.
Algebra students who score below a 70% on their EOC Assessment will be given an opportunity to retest on Wednesday, July 14th.
As always, you can assist your child by ensuring that he or she:
gets plenty of rest during the testing weeks
eats a healthy breakfast
is present and punctual each day of testing (we will begin testing promptly at 8:00 AM at the Upper Campus and promptly at 8:30 AM at the Lower Campus)
brings a snack and a bottle of water
understands that this test is a positive opportunity to demonstrate what she or he knows.
We appreciate your continued interest in the education of your child(ren) and your support of our school. We are fortunate to have such a dedicated and caring school community of parents, teachers, staff, and students!
Your 5th Grade Level Team