Milestones

Dear ICSAtlanta 5th Grade Online Parents,

Our in-school Milestone Assessments will begin THIS Friday for 5th grade students. On testing days, we will not have live sessions for our online 5th grade students.


All online students who will not be participating in the Milestones Assessment are expected to complete and submit assigned work for each class by 5:00 PM of each day (listed below)--please note that attendance for these days will be based on work completion.


Students who will be participating in the Milestones Assessment are exempt from completing the online assignments for the testing days (listed below). Attendance will be taken for these students in-school on testing days.


Milestone Testing OR work-sessions will take place on the following days:


  • Friday, April 23rd

  • Monday, April 26th

  • Tuesday, April 27th

  • Thursday, April 29th

  • Friday, April 30th


All online students who will not be participating in the Milestone Assessment are asked to log into their Google Classroom and work on the assignments given by their teachers. In addition, your student can complete work for any subject that has any missing or incomplete work. Assigned work is due each day by 5:00 PM. Late work will be accepted from the teacher, however, if work is submitted late, your child will be counted absent. Missing two or more subject sessions will result in being marked absent for the day.


On Wednesday, April 28th, all online students will have their regular LIVE sessions and are expected to attend.



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!


Sincerely,

Your 5th Grade Level Team


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.


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 Milestone assessment, please join us for our Milestone Parent Night on Thursday, March 18th, 2021 (Zoom Link to join will be available at our ICSAtlanta website calendar). In the meantime, please don't hesitate to reach out to your child's teacher with any questions you may have.