Week of January 19, 2016
Enjoy your LONG weekend,
Troy, John, and Karen
Cyber Safety Lessons
Science and Social Studies Standards
A formal review process was conducted for the K-12 Science and Social Studies Georgia Performance Standards (GPS). The review process included several public survey opportunities from April 16, 2015, through September 15, 2015. Teacher and stakeholder survey results informed the revision process for drafting the K-12 Science and Social Studies Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE). Working, Advisory, and Academic Review Committees representing K-12 Georgia public school teachers and education stakeholders from across the state made revisions to the K-12 Science and Social Studies GPS based on survey results. On January 14, 2016, the State Board of Education granted permission to post the draft Science and Social Studies GSE for 60 days of public review and comment.
The surveys for both Science and Social Studies will be posted from January 15, 2016, through March 14, 2016. The survey opportunity will close on March 14, 2016, at 5:00 P.M. EST. Please forward this communication and the links below to appropriate staff, PTA/PTO members, and other education stakeholders.
Use the following URL to access an overview of the Science and Social Studies revision process, draft standards and crosswalk documents, and survey links:
Thank you in advance for your assistance with communication and survey participation.
3rd - 5th Grade Assesslets
While it is okay for your teachers to go ahead and begin doing some scoring of Assesslets using the Ga Milestones rubrics, I would encourage you to wait to do the bulk of the scoring until after our Feb. 12 ELA Collaboration. At the Feb. 12 ELA PLC, GCA will be there to do PL on scoring and calibration and your grade level reps will receive information about scoring that they can bring back to their teams to facilitate the scoring. If your schedule allows, it would be very beneficial for you to attend the PLC on Feb. 12 to help redeliver and support your teams in the scoring and data analysis for Assesslets.
Milestones Data available in SLDS
The DOE has been diligently working to display the NEW Milestones' Domain displays inside of SLDS. Click here for more detailed information regarding the NEW display. The detailed information also shows the new displays found on the Student Profile page.
The new ELA test breakdown includes the Reading Status (Below Grade Level or Grade Level or Above) based on how the student performed on the reading and vocabulary items included on the test. This is followed by the rubric scores awarded for the two writing components of the test (narrative worth 4 points and the extended writing worth 7 points using two rubrics)." (from Assessment & Accountability)
The new Math, Science, and Social Studies Domain break down displays the "Mastery Category" levels of "Remediate, Monitor, and Accelerate." "The domain classification indicates whether the student would have been proficient on the overall test if he/she performed on the overall test as he/she performed on the items in the domain. If it is unlikely the student would have been proficient, remediation is needed. If it is possible, but equally possible the student may not have been proficient, learning should be monitored. And if it is likely the student would have been proficient, then learning should be accelerated." (from Assessment & Accountability)