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Curriculum K - 12 » K-12 Assessments

K-12 Assessments

The purpose of the Georgia Student Assessment Program is to measure student achievement of the state-adopted content standards and inform efforts to improve teaching and learning.  Results of the assessment program are utilized to identify students failing to achieve​​ mastery of content, to provide teachers with feedback about instructional practice, and to assist school districts in identifying strengths and weaknesses in order to establish priorities in planning educational programs. Students in Kindergarten participate in the GKids 2.0 assessment. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​GKIDS 2.0 is a progression-based formative assessment, integrated into classroom work, that is aligned to the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE). It  provides teachers with one source of real-time information to adjust instruction, by identifying what a student already knows, what the student needs next, and by allowing the teacher to monitor growth. Students in grades 3 through 12 participate in the Georgia Milestones. The end of grade assessments include English Language Arts and Math in 3rd, 4th, 6th, and 7th. Fifth graders are also assessed in Science. Eight graders are assessed in all subjects. Students who are in advanced placement classes at the high school participate in an Advanced Placement Assessment and students in a CTAE pathway participate in that pathway assessment.