District and State Mandated Tests
Assessments serve as checkpoints to gauge your child’s understanding and guide teachers in refining their methods. State and district assessments are standardized tests designed to measure students’ proficiency in specific subjects. These tests occur periodically throughout the school year, providing a comprehensive view of academic progress. The frequency depends on the education system and grade level. Administered uniformly, they help maintain consistency in evaluating students’ performance.
Standardized Tests at Baker Middle School
Georgia Milestones Assessment System (GMAS)
The Georgia Milestones Assessment System (GMAS) is a summative assessment program in the content areas of English/language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Students in grades 3 – 8 will take an end-of-grade assessment in English/language arts and mathematics. Additionally, students in grades 5 and 8 will take an end-of-grade assessment in science and social studies.
Study guides for the GMAS End of Grade test are found by clicking this link.
More information regarding the Georgia Milestones Assessment System can be found by clicking this link.
WIDA ACCESS for EL’s
Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-State for English Learners (ACCESS for ELs) measures the English language proficiency of EL students in grades Kindergarten through 12. The ACCESS for ELs serves four purposes:
Monitors annual progress of ELs’ English language proficiency,
Establishes when ELs have attained English language proficiency,
Informs classroom instruction and assessment, and
Provides reliable and valid data source or accountability and aid in academic decision-making for EL students.