Both state and local mandates require student participation in a wide array of assessments. With the implementation of Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE), Marietta City Schools will now administer local assessments that directly correlate to the new standards.
The purposes of the assessment program include:
- Monitor student progress relative to the state mandated content standards
- Inform decisions regarding placement for special programming
- Assess program effectiveness
- As a planning tool for school improvement
For more information about student achievement and College and Career Ready Performance Index, visit the CCRPI Accountability page at http://www.gadoe.org/CCRPI/Pages/default.aspx
Georgia Department of Education - Assessment
- Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State to State for English Language Learners (ACCESS for ELLs)
- Georgia Alternate Assessment (GAA)
- Georgia Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (GKIDS)
- Georgia Milestones
The ACT® test assesses high school students' general educational development and their ability to complete college-level work.
The multiple-choice tests cover four skill areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science.
The Writing Test, which is optional, measures skill in planning and writing a short essay.
How do students benefit from taking the ACT?
The ACT is universally accepted for college admission.
The ACT is curriculum-based. The ACT is not an aptitude or an IQ test. Instead, the questions on the ACT are directly related to what students have learned in high school courses in English, mathematics, and science. Because the ACT tests are based on what is taught in the high school curriculum, students are generally more comfortable with the ACT than they are with traditional aptitude tests or tests with narrower content.
The ACT is more than a test. The ACT also provides test takers with a unique interest inventory that provides valuable information for career and educational planning and a student profile section that provides a comprehensive profile of a student's work in high school and his or her future plans.
Georgia Milestones Study Guides and Resources
The Georgia Milestones Assessment System (Georgia Milestones) is a comprehensive summative assessment program spanning grades 3 through high school. Georgia Milestones End-of Grade (EOG) study guides and End-of-Course (EOC) study guides are available for teachers and families to help prepare students for the Georgia Milestones assessments.Georgia Milestones Overview
Georgia Milestones Information for Parents
Georgia Milestones Information for Parents (Español)
Georgia Milestones Test Blue Prints
Experience Online Testing Georgia - Practice Site for Georgia Milestones
The Georgia Student Growth Model
Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) is a state-aligned, computerized adaptive assessment program that provides Marietta City Schools educators with the information they need to improve teaching and learning and to make student-focused, data-driven decisions. Students in grades Kindergarten through eight are tested three times per year in math and reading. Students in grades nine and ten are tested twice a year. Educators use the growth and achievement data from MAP to develop targeted instructional strategies and to plan school improvement.
Measure of Academic Progress (MAP)…
- is not an accountability test.
- generates test questions based on student responses.
- reports student results in RIT scores.
- gives immediate results.
- is aligned to GA curriculum standards in reading and math.
- measures growth over time.
- provides information used to target individual instruction.
Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT)
The SAT is designed to measure verbal and quantitative reasoning skills that are related to college performance. SAT scores are intended primarily to help forecast the college academic performance of individual students. The tests are administered several times throughout the year.
Director of Assessment
250 Howard Street
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: (678) 695-7277
Dr. Karen Smits
Executive Director of Academic Programs
(ESOL, Gifted, IB, EIP, CCRPI, School Counselors,
Social Workers, Federal Programs, and Media Specialists)
250 Howard Street
Marietta, GA 30060
(770) 422-3500 ext. 7254