Georgia Milestone Information Session
If you were unable to join the GMAS Informational Session, you can watch the recording HERE.
You can also review the presentation that was presented below:
If you want your virtual student to take the GMAS, please complete the survey below so we can plan accordingly:
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Mrs. Scharff directly. You can email her at email@example.com or call her directly at 404-802-8357.
Parent Letter (en Espanol)
March 30, 2021
On April 26, 2021, we will begin to administer the Georgia Milestones End of Grade (EOG) assessments for the 2020-21 school year. Due to the secure nature of the Georgia Milestones, no virtual options have been made by the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE). The assessments must be administered in person, in a secure environment.
Earlier this year, State Superintendent Richard Woods submitted the GaDOE’s request for a federal testing and accountability waiver to the US Department of Education (USED). Unfortunately, the request for waiving federal and state testing was denied. Because of this, APS is still required to administer all Milestones assessments. However, Superintendent Woods made it very clear that students who continue to learn virtually should not be required to come to the school for the sole purpose to take the Milestones EOG assessments. This means that although our virtual students are certainly invited to come to school to take the EOGs, by no means are they required. Note that the expectation for students learning in-person is that they will sit for the EOG during their scheduled testing sessions.
We understand that families may be apprehensive about testing in person, but know that we are taking every precaution to ensure a safe testing environment including but not limited to social distancing, sanitized devices, flexible scheduling, and face coverings.
If your child is virtual and you want them to come in person to test. Please complete the Virtual Student Opt in Survey from your homeroom teacher.
If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Scharff, firstname.lastname@example.org.
School Test Coordinator
April 26 - May 18th
Monday, April 26th & Tuesday 27th
3rd and 5th grade ELA section 1
Thursday, April 29th & Friday 30th
3rd and 5th grade ELA sections 2 & 3
Monday, May 3rd & Tuesday 4th
3rd and 5th grade Math sections 1 & 2
Thursday, May 6th & Friday 7th
4th ELA section 1 and 5th grade Science sections 1 & 2
Monday, May 10th & Tuesday 11th
4th grade ELA sections 2&3
Thursday, May 13th and May 15th
4th grade Math sections 1&2
Monday, May 17th and Tuesday, May 18th
Make – up (as needed)