Assessments are a necessary tool by which we can identify students’ strengths and weaknesses in order to better individualize their educational plan and supports and they are used to inform classroom instruction. These tools also assist us in determining a student’s level of academic mastery and may play a significant role in grade level placement decisions.
IAs help determine student mastery of the Georgia standards of excellence and drive instruction throughout the school year. Students are required to take the Interim Assessments monitored on camera regardless of their proficiency level.
Students in grades 1-2 take Interim Assessments (IAs). Kindergarten students do not take IAs.
More information about IAs can be found in the District Parent/Student Handbook.
The Georgia Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (GKIDS) is a year-long, performance-based assessment aligned to the state mandated content standards. Throughout the year, teachers may assess students and record GKIDS data based on their curriculum map. At times, this assessment requires online student-teacher interaction through video and microphone. This is not an in-person exam. At the end of the year, teachers will have a report available.
More information about GKIDS can be found on the Georgia Department of Education's website: https://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Pages/GKIDS.aspx
NWEA MAP tests are administered 3 times per school year for grades K-3. MAP assessments are taken online at specified times and are monitored on camera. These assessments are mandatory.
To learn more about Assessments, please review the District Parent/Student Handbook.
Other assessments may be required based on your student's grade level and instructional level. Please contact your student's teacher if you have questions about assessments.
K-2 Assessment FAQs
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