Assessments are a necessary tool used to help identify students’ academic areas of strength and weakness in order to better individualize their educational plans and supports. Assessment results are also used to inform classroom instruction by providing teachers and administrators with feedback about instructional practice.
As a Georgia public charter school, GCA is required to conduct certain state-mandated assessments, including the Georgia Milestones Assessment System (End-of-Grade and End-of-Course testing), Georgia Alternate Assessment (GAA), Georgia Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (GKIDS), and ACCESS for ELLs. Per state law and school policy, GCA students are required to participate in all applicable state-mandated assessments.
GCA also offers its students the opportunity to participate in a number of additional assessments, including Advanced Placement (AP), PSAT, CogAT, AccuPlacer, and ASVAB.