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400 Pennsylvania Avenue
Savannah, GA 31404 

Phone:
(912) 395-5050

Caroline Gordon-Jelks,
 
Principal
Caroline.Gordon-Jelks@sccpss.com

Hours: Bell Times
Grades: 9th - 12th

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Announcements: Georgia Milestones_Georgia's NEW Assessment System

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Georgia Milestones_Georgia's NEW Assessment System 

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The Georgia Department of Education will implement a new testing system, the Georgia Milestones Assessment System (GMAS) during the 2014-2015 academic year. The new system will replace both the CRCT and the EOCT.

Georgia Milestones will be aligned to the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS) and will require more from students than the previous assessments, in order to better prepare students for college and career and to provide a more realistic picture of academic progress. A major benefit of the new system is that it is one consistent testing program across grades 3-12, whereas previously students took a series of individual tests.

With this transition, Dr. John Barge, the State Superintendent of Schools, wants the public to be prepared for the change. "The increased expectations for student learning reflected in Georgia Milestones may mean initially lower scores than the previous years' assessment scores, he said. "That is to be expected and should bring Georgia's tests in line with other indicators of how our students are performing. We need to know that students are being prepared, not at a minimum-competency level but with rigorous, relevant education, to enter college, the workforce or the military at a level that makes them competitive with students from other states."

The new testing system will include open-ended questions to better gauge students' content mastery, with some exceptions for special education students with specific testing accommodations. Georgia Milestones will be administered entirely online by the fifth year of implementation, compared to 35 percent online administration of the EOCT in 2013-2014

Continue checking www.sccpss.com for additional information on this important transition.

We assure you that as we make this transition, learning and teaching at high levels will continue to occur at Savannah Early College, as we purposefully align our instructional strategies and practices to promote student success on the Georgia Milestones Assessment System (GMAS).

We will share more information regarding the Georgia Milestones Assessment System (GMAS) as it becomes available, at Open House in the Fall, and throughout the school year.

Thank you so much for your continued support!

Expires

6/30/2015 
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