Georgia Milestones / Standardized Assessments

MVES 2015 Milestones Data and Information
Please click here to view a PowerPoint presentation with audio recorded by Dr. Garriss which provides information and data about the 2015 Mountain View Milestones.

New PARCC Practice Tests for Georgia Milestones
During our August Curriculum Night Milestones presentation to parents, administration shared information that reviewing released PARCC test items would allow parents an understanding of  the types of items that their student could experience while taking our new Georgia Milestones. PARCC has released both end of year and performance based assessments for each grade level for ELA and Math. Please note that you will find both a paper/pencil and a computer-based version of each test. Using this and other resources, please work with your  student to understand the rigor and format that will be encountered when taking the Georgia Milestones. Click here http://parcc.pearson.com/practice-tests/  to access released PARCC practice tests.

Video/Parent Brochure on Georgia Milestones (Open in Chrome or Firefox)
Click here for an informative video on the Georgia Milestones- a new assessment program being implemented this Spring. The Georgia Milestones Assessment System (Georgia Milestones) is a comprehensive summative assessment program spanning grades 3 through high school. Georgia Milestones measures how well students have learned the knowledge and skills outlined in the state-adopted content standards in language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Click here for Parent Brochure.

Georgia Milestones Assessment Guides (Grades 3 - 5)
The Georgia Department of Education has released the following Assessment Guides for grades 3, 4 and 5 for the Georgia Milestones End of Grade tests.  They are descriptive guides of the assessment program and provide an example of the structure and content that will be assessed on the End of Grade Assessments in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades.

3rd Grade Assessment Guide

4th Grade Assessment Guide

5th Grade Assessment Guide
 

Keyboarding Skills Essential to Successful Online Assessments
Effective keyboarding will be essential to online assessments that your student will be taking in the future. In the Mountain View Computer Lab, Mrs. Taylor is emphasizing keyboarding as an important skill for students to learn. Please take a moment to look at how you can support your student with practice at home. Click here for instructions on how to download Type to Learn on your home computer. Also, please visit the computer lab blog for further information about Type to Learn.

Georgia Milestones Practice Site: http://learnoas.ctb.com/GA/
This practice site lets students, teachers and parents see what testing online is like. The items on the demonstration tests are general and represent multiple grade levels. The items do not necessarily represent the specific grade-level content that students learn daily in their classrooms. The primary purpose is to let students experience, firsthand, the functionality of the online testing platform. The sample tests are not graded, so have fun!

Georgia Milestones Update - posted September 29, 2014
Please click here to view a PowerPoint update about Georgia Milestones.
 

Georgia Milestones Presentation from Curriculum Night
Information from the National PTA regarding new standardized tests in Georgia was shared with 3rd through 5th grade parents at Curriculum Night on August 7th. Please click here to view the Georgia Milestones presentation and National PTA handout.


Link to NAEP Questions Tool website