Testing

Testing Matrix
The assessment and accountability testing matrix indicates which tests are taken at which grade levels

Testing Glossary

College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI)
CCRPI is a comprehensive school improvement, accountability, and communication platform for all educational stakeholders that will promote college and career readiness for all Georgia public school students.

 

2014-2015 Testing Calendar

Below is a list of dates when DeKalb students will take national, state, and system assessments during the 2014-2015 school year. Attendance has a direct influence on student achievement. As a result, it is important that students are present in school every day, especially on test days. Attendance on designated test days give students an opportunity to show what they know, providing teachers with valuable information that will help to improve teaching and learning.

 

Elementary School testing Dates Grades
Oct. 6 – 10 Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) 1, 3, and 5
Oct. 14 – 24 Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS) 1, 3, and 5
Jan 20 - Mar 3 ACCESS for English Language Learners (ELLs) K – 5
Apr 21 - Apr 30 Georgia Milestones (EOG) 3 – 5
May 18 - Jul 24 Georgia Milestones (EOG) – Retest 3 and 5
Middle School Testing Dates Grades
Oct 6 – 10 Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) 7
Oct 14 – 24 Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS) 7
Jan 20 – Mar 3 ACCESS for English Language Learners (ELLs) 6 – 8
Apr 21 – 30 Georgia Milestone (EOG) 6 – 8
May 4 – 11 Georgia Milestone (EOC) (Carnegie Credit Courses) 8
May 18 – Jul 24 Georgia Milestone (EOG) – Retest 8
High School testing dates Grades
Aug 8 – 22 Georgia Milestone (EOC) MidMonth 9 – 12
Sept 8 – 12 Georgia High School Graduation (GHSGT) Retest 11 - 12
Sept 15 – 25 Georgia Milestone (EOC) MidMonth 9 – 12
Sept 24 – 25 Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) Main Administration 11
Oct 14 – 17 Georgia Milestone (EOC) MidMonth 9 – 12
Oct 15 PSAT 9 - 11
Oct 30 - Nov 21 International Baccalaureate (IB) Exams 9 - 12
Nov. 3 - Dec. 19 CTAE End of Pathway Exams 9 – 12
Nov 10 - 14 Georgia High School Graduation (GHSGT) Retest 11 – 12
Nov 17 - 21 Georgia Milestone (EOC) MidMonth 9 – 12
Dec 8 – Jan 23 Georgia Milestone (EOC) Winter Main Administration 9 – 12
Jan 20 – Mar 3 ACCESS for English Language Learners (ELLs) 9 – 12
Jan 20 – 23 Georgia Milestone (EOC) MidMonth 9 – 12
Feb 9 – 13 Georgia Milestone (EOC) MidMonth/Retest 9 – 12
Feb 25 - 26 Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) Retest 11
Apr 20 -May 19 CTAE End of Pathway Exams 9 – 12
Apr 29 – May 26 International Baccalaureate (IB) Exams 9 - 12
Mar 9 – 13 Georgia Milestone (EOC) MidMonth 9 – 12
Mar 16 – 20 Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) Main Administration 11 – 12
May 4 – Jun 5 Georgia Milestone (EOC) Spring Administration 9 – 12
May 4 – 15 Advanced Placement (AP) Exams AP Students
Jun 15 – Jul 17 Georgia Milestone (EOC) Summer/Retest Administration 9 – 12
Jun. 17 Georgia High School Graduation (GHSWT) Retest 11 - 12

Student Learning Objectives

Students must participate in SLO Pre and Post Assessments for all courses where there is not a state required test Pre-Assessments must be administered within the first 10 days of a student entering a course and Post-Assessments must be administered at the end of each course and no later than May 15, 2015.

Universal Screener

Students in grades k-9 are required to participate in the three main Universal Screener Windows. All schools have the capability and may administer the screener to all students to support instruction.

Local Schools will communicate testing dates within administration windows. Contact your local school with questions. This calendar is produced by DeKalb County School District’s Department of Research, Assessment, and Grants.

**This calendar is subject to change pending additional and timely information from the GA DOE during the transition phase to the new Georgia Milestone Assessment System