Week of September 28, 2015
GOFAR information and/or resources can be found at http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Pages/Georgia-Online-Formative-Assessment-Resource.aspx
It was decided this week that all 3rd grade students, all 5th grade students, and all students (3rd - 5th) with small group testing accommodations will test online for the Georgia Milestones. This will allow for a fast turn around for the retest administration for 3rd and 5th grade students. It is looking like the Retest Administration will be on May 25th (ELA Section 1), May 26th (ELA Section 2), and May 27th (Math). If these dates change, we will let you know.
2014-2015 system and school scores should be available mid to late October. We will notify you as soon as they become available. GaDoE will be using a new platform for delivering reports (eDIRECT) as well as a new assessment platform (INSIGHT). Training for INSIGHT will be conducted closer to the testing window in March.
Score Interpretation Guides, which will include sample student reports, summary reports, and Achievement level Descriptors for each standard, will be available in October.
Milestone updated information/resources on the GaDoE website should now be available. They include but are not limited to: Milestones Video, Parent Resources (brochures, study guides, etc….), and Educator Resources (ALDs, EOG-EOC resources, presentations, etc…).
All of these resources can be found at http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Pages/Georgia-Milestones-Assessment-System.aspx
SBRC Training for new teachers
Science Night Supplies
Parent Involvement Compact