The purpose of the Georgia Student Assessment Program is to measure student achievement of the state-adopted content standards and inform efforts to improve teaching and learning. Results of the assessment program are utilized to identify students failing to achieve mastery of content, to provide teachers with feedback about instructional practice, and to assist school districts in identifying strengths and weaknesses in order to establish priorities in planning educational programs.
Habersham County students are tested on a variety of state mandated assessments. These include: EOG (End of Grade), EOC (End of Course), GAA (Georgia Alternate Assessment), GKIDS (Georgia Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills) and ACCESS 2.0 for EL students. Some students may also participate in the AP (Advanced Placement), SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test), ACT (American College Testing), NAEP (National Association of Educational Progress) and BEACON.
Spring Milestones testing begins late April. The Georgia Department of Education does not allow the Georgia Milestones assessments to be administered off-campus. All virtual students will have the opportunity to come on campus to participate in spring testing. Please notify your child's principal whether or not your student chooses to participate in the Georgia Milestones this spring before April 1. Students are encouraged to participate in spring testing but will not be penalized for a lack of participation. For students in grades 9-12, the Georgia Milestones End of Course Assessments count 0.01% of the student's final grade.
For more information contact Dr. Renee York, Testing Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 706-778-2020, ext. 105.