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M. Ann Levett, Ed.D.
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Savannah-Chatham Co.
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Savannah, GA 31401
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Announcements: State BOE Waives Promotion/Retention Requirements for End of Year Testing

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State BOE Waives Promotion/Retention Requirements for End of Year Testing 

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A few weeks ago, the 2016 Georgia Milestones End-of-Grade (EOG) Assessment was administered to all students in grades 3 – 8 as required by state law and state Board of Education rule. State law requires that student’s test scores meet certain levels for promotion to the next grade.
 
On May 5, 2016, the State Board of Education granted a waiver for these requirements that would apply to the 2016 administration of the Georgia Milestones End of Grade (EOG) tests for grades 3, 5, and 8. As a result, the 2016 EOG test scores will not be used to make grade promotion and retention decisions for the 2015-2016 academic school year. Students who did not pass the Spring EOG test will NOT need to take the retest; therefore, the retest session that was scheduled to occur in June 2016 has been cancelled.
 
Our local school board policy and regulations outline the School District’s grade promotion and retention guidelines. If your child has not met these guidelines, he/she may be required to attend summer school. Any child who did not meet the performance targets for promotion to the next grade level will receive written notification from your school.
 
Please see attached documents for more information.  Should you have any questions, please contact your school principal.
 

Expires

2/1/2025 
Attachments
GMAS ES MS Summer School QA_LETTER ATTACHMENT.pdf    
SCCPSS SuperintendentLetter_RE GMAS STATE WAIVER REQUIREMENTS 2016.pdf    
Created at 5/13/2016 1:52 PM  by Sheila Blanco 
Last modified at 5/13/2016 1:52 PM  by Sheila Blanco