## 6th Grade Learning

## What Do Students Learn In 6th Grade? | ||||||||||||||||||

The Cobb County School District is committed to providing your child an academic experience that will develop his or her knowledge and skills at every grade level and to ensuring a strong foundation is established for your child to reach his or her greatest potential. Our teaching is aligned with content standards and our teachers bring those standards to life for your child through various strategies designed to meet your child’s learning strengths and needs. In Cobb County classrooms, students are immersed every day in learning experiences based on exploration, problem-solving, and critical thinking in all content areas, including the core areas of English Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science; and in specialized academic content including Health, Music, Physical Education, Technology, Visual Arts, and World Languages*. Excellence in teaching guides your child’s educational experience from Kindergarten to graduation and into life. *
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## How Do We Assess Students In 6th Grade? | ||||||||||||||||||

Your child will have a variety of classroom assessments that will aid his or her teacher in knowing how to provide the best possible instruction for your child. Also, these assessments will help you know how well your child is learning and what extra support may be needed. In addition, your child will participate in standardized assessments that are used to gauge how well your child is doing, based upon his or her grade level expectations. The State of Georgia requires that students in grades 6-8 participate in the annual administration of state assessments. The state assessment is called the Georgia Milestones Assessment System. Students, in grade 6 will take an End of Grade (EOG) assessment as part of the Georgia Milestones. The EOG will include multiple choice, short answer, and technology-enhanced questions. The language arts EOG has a third section, which focuses on writing. All students in grades K-9 participate in the universal screening process for reading and math using a digital inventory. Your sixth grader’s proficiency and progress in reading and math will be measured three times a year using the reading inventory and math inventory online.
- Talk with your child about any tests or assessments.
- Explain that assessment is a natural and important part of any learning. Tests help students understand their thinking better and make improvements for better performance in the future.
- Remind your child to pay attention to the directions and to listen carefully as they are read. Encourage your child to take time to understand the questions before selecting an answer.
- A good night’s rest is the best way to arrive focused on test day!
Remember that assessment is an important and helpful part of learning for students of all ages. Your support and involvement in your child’s education is critical to success in school and in life. Research shows when parents play a key role in their child’s learning, their child’s achievement excels. ## Revised 10.16.19 | ||||||||||||||||||

## What Instructional Resources Are Used In 6th Grade? | ||||||||||||||||||

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A LIST OF BOARD APPROVED INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES FOR SIXTH GRADE Instructional resources are provided to students and teachers to support teaching and learning. The titles listed below have been recommended to our Board by a committee of teachers, parents and community representatives and approved through the textbook adoption process (See Board Rule IFAA-R). Additional resources to enhance the instruction are constantly added by local schools and individual teachers.
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## What Is My Student's Framework For Learning In 6th Grade? | ||||||||||||||||||

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## Cobb Teaching & Learning Standards - English Language Arts | ||||||||||||||||||

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD 6th GRADE COBB TEACHING & LEARNING STANDARDS FOR ELA
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## Cobb Teaching & Learning Standards - Mathematics | ||||||||||||||||||

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD 6th GRADE COBB TEACHING & LEARNING STANDARDS FOR MATH
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## Cobb Teaching & Learning Standards - Social Studies | ||||||||||||||||||

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD 6th GRADE COBB TEACHING & LEARNING STANDARDS FOR SOCIAL STUDIES
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## Cobb Teaching & Learning Standards - Science | ||||||||||||||||||

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD 6th GRADE COBB TEACHING & LEARNING STANDARDS FOR EARTH SCIENCE
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