Milestones

Dear ICSAtlanta 3rd-8th Grade Parents,

Our Spring Georgia Milestones Assessment System testing window opens after spring break, and we are making final preparations for a successful testing season. Our testing window begins April 25 and closes on May 13.


The state assessment will be administered to 3rd through 8th grade students. Students in each of these grade levels will take the assessment online.

Students in 3rd, 4th, 6th, and 7th grades will complete the assessment in 3 days in the areas of ELA and Math.

Students in 5th grade will complete the assessment in 4 days in the areas of ELA, Math, and Science.

Students in 8th grade will complete the assessments in 5 days in the areas of ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies.

Algebra students will complete the Algebra End of Course (EOC) in one additional day.


We want to make you aware of our testing schedule so that you can help prepare your children for their testing days.


Georgia Milestones Testing Dates:


Monday, April 25 English/Language Arts (section 1: essay portion); grades 3, 4, 5

Tuesday, April 26 English/Language Arts (sections 2 & 3); grades 3, 4, 5

Wednesday, April 27 Math (section 1 & 2); grades 3, 4, 5

Thursday, April 28 Science (sections 1 & 2); grade 5

Friday, April 29 Algebra EOC (only for students currently enrolled in the 8th Grade HS Algebra course)


Monday, May 2 English/Language Arts (section 1: essay portion); grades 6, 7, 8

Tuesday, May 3 English/Language Arts (sections 2 & 3); grades 6, 7, 8

Wednesday, May4 Math (section 1 & 2); grades 6, 7, 8

Thursday, May 5 Science (sections 1 & 2); grade 8

Friday, May 6 Social Studies (sections 1 & 2); grade 8


Please note that state law regarding promotion/retention will again be implemented in 2022. In order to be promoted, students in 3rd grade must demonstrate on-grade level reading ability on the Georgia Milestones. Students in 5th & 8th grades must demonstrate on-grade ability in reading as well as in math. Students in grades 3, 5, or 8 who do not perform on grade level in the areas of reading and/or math will retest in June.

Algebra students who score below a 70% on their EOC Assessment will be given an opportunity to retest in July.


Retest Dates (for 3rd , 5th , & 8th grade students who do not achieve required scores): ELA - June 6, Math - June 7

Retest Date for Math EOC Algebra: June 13, 2022


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 7:45 AM at the Upper Campus and promptly at 8:15 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!


Sincerely,

Your 5th Grade Level Team


Please read the Georgia Milestone Assessment Parent Letter to receive more information about the upcoming End-of-Grade (EOG) Milestone Assessments that your child will be taking at the end of the school year. We will be reviewing for the Milestone assessment in class and discuss test-taking strategies. If you have any questions about the Milestones assessment, please join us for our Milestone Parent Night on Thursday, March 24, 2022 (Zoom Link to join will be available at our ICSAtlanta Event's calendar on our school website). Please RSVP and share any questions you have here. We will do our best to address all questions asked during our presentation. In the meantime, please don't hesitate to reach out to your child's teacher with any questions you may have.

Grade 5 Study Resource Guide

EGA125_GR05_EMSC_SG_0001_20200925.pdf

Online Practice Testing:

  • A website, called Experience Online Testing Georgia, has been established to provide an opportunity for students to become familiar with the online testing platform. The website can be found at http://www.gaexperienceonline.com/. This practice site does not require a login and is available 7 days a week. This practice site is not designed as a “practice test” to measure a student’s knowledge of course content and scores will not be generated. Again, it is intended to allow students to familiarize themselves with the online platform prior to testing.