Evaluation and Assessment Newsletter Feb 2016 Issue 1


Remaining 30 minute Formative observations will be finishing up this week.
10-minute walk-throughs will begin immediately.

Professional Learning

Tues. Feb 2
  • SLDS in Computer Lab 722. Be prepared to stay for both planning periods.

Wed. Feb 3
  • Enter RtI data into EdPlan
  • Please use the following link to complete the survey for Mrs. Skelton.

    The last two columns of your ticket show the SURVEY KEY (6 digits) and the PASSCODE (mixed letters and digits). Please complete today! Thanking you in advance!

  • https://tle.gadoe.org/ia/empari/anonymous/survey/login

Also, visit TECH TUESDAYS at NHEC to participate in technology-related professional learning. Next up:

  • Tellagami, an app that allows students to create a virtual character and record a short presentation. Tues. Feb 2, 2016 from 4-5pm at NHEC.
  • Canvas: New LMS Overview. Come get an overview of the district's new Learning Management System. A system that makes it easy to bend or flip your class, or just have a virtual space for your classroom. Tues. Feb 9, 2016 from 4-5pm at NHEC.

Focus on Rigor

"States Set Rigorous Standards"


"45 states have raised their standards for student proficiency in reading and math, with the greatest gains occurring between 2013 and 2015. Most states set only mediocre expectations for students for nearly 10 years after the passage of the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). Now, in the wake of the Common Core campaign, a majority of states have made a dramatic move forward."

Use the interactive map to see how Georgia compares to surrounding states.

Milestones / SLOs


http://www.gaexperienceonline.com/ - This practice site lets students see what testing online for the Milestones is like.

Study guides for all subjects are available here: http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Pages/EOG-Study-Resource-Guides.aspx

The following can be shared at parent conferences and IEP meetings:

GAMilestones parent brochures are available here: http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Documents/Parent%20Brochure%20GA%20Milestones%20Q%20and%20A%202014-2015.pdf

Parent's Guide to Understanding the EOG ISR: http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Documents/Milestones/Parents/Parent_Guide_EOG_Brochure_-_2016.pdf

Student Learning Objectives:

No additional SLO tests will be given next year. Teachers will not be required to have two measures for the student growth part of TKES. That means the additional assessments that were made for Music, Art, PE, and Venture will not be used for the 2016-17 school year. As of right now there is plan for all teachers to have two measures for the 2017-18 school year.