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2021 Georgia Milestones

Dear TMSA Parents and Guardians,

 

Beginning April 27, 2021, students in  3rd – 8th grades will take the Georgia Milestones Assessments. Georgia Milestones is a comprehensive summative assessment program that measures how well students have learned the knowledge and skills outlined in the state-adopted content standards in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science.  Students in grades 3 – 8 will be assessed in English/Language Arts and Mathematics. Students in 5th and 8th grades will also be assessed in Science while 8th grade students will be assessed in Social Studies.  

Our standard testing administration schedule is listed below for all students testing during the regular instructional day:

Elementary School Testing Schedule: 

ELA Part I April 27 3rd, 4th, 5th Grades
ELA Part II April 28 3rd, 4th & 5th Grades
ELA Part III April 29 3rd, 4th & 5th Grades
Math Part I May 4 3rd, 4th & 5th Grades
Math Part II May 5 3rd, 4th & 5th Grades
Science Part I & Part II May 6 5th Grade Only
 
Middle School Testing Schedule:
Algebra I EOC April 30 Select 8th Graders Only
Science/Physical Science May 3 8th Graders Only
Social Studies May 4 8th Graders Only
Math Part I May 6 6th, 7th & 8th Grades
Math Part II May 7 6th, 7th & 8th Grades
ELA Part I May 11 6th, 7th & 8th Grades
ELA Part II May 12 6th, 7th & 8th Grades
ELA Part III May 13 6th, 7th & 8th Grades
 
TMSA’s after-school testing schedule is for remote families (students obtaining virtual instruction) only who opted to test after school via the GMAS Participation Survey is detailed here:
 
Elementary School After-Hours Testing
ELA Part I April 27 3rd, 4th & 5th Grades
ELA Part II & Part III April 28 3rd, 4th & 5th  Grades
Math Part I & Part II May 4 3rd, 4th & 5th Grades
Science Part I & Part II May 6 5th Graders Only
 
Middle School After-Hours Testing
Algebra I EOC May 4 Select 8th Graders Only
Math Part I & Part II May 4 6th, 7th & 8th Grades
Science/Physical Science May 6 8th Graders Only
Social Studies May 7 8th Graders Only
ELA Part I May 11 6th, 7th & 8th Grades
ELA Part II and Part III May 12 6th, 7th & 8th Grades

 

 

Testing sessions during the regular instructional day will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. each day. All students should arrive to school by 8:00 a.m. Tardy students will not be permitted to enter the testing environment once the session begins. Our afterschool sessions will begin at 4:00 p.m. each day. All students should arrive to school by 3:45 p.m. Tardy students will not be permitted to enter the testing environment once the session begins. Parents will be contacted to pick-up his/her student once the student has submitted his/her test.

 

Devices

The Georgia Department of Education requires students to only test on  school issued devices. Please note that your student will be asked to leave his/her school issued device at school for the duration of testing. This is necessary for updating and proper maintenance during the testing window. To prepare the technology, virtual students are asked to drop off school issued devices, with the accompanying chargers, by April 21, 2021. Alternative assignments will be provided upon drop off. All students are expected to bring a pair of personal headphones/headset with a cord that is compatible with the TMSA issued device. If your student does not have personal headphones or his/her device is not operational, a loaner device will be available at the school. Personal devices and/or cellular phones will not be permitted in the testing session. For this reason, please leave those items at home.

 

We are anticipating a great testing experience and with your help, we will achieve our goal.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Ms. Avery or Mr. Mitchell respectively via email at yuvonka.avery@tmsa.org and demarco.mitchell@tmsa.org  or by phone at 404-768-0081.

 

Sincerely,

Yuvonka Avery, Assistant Principal (K - 4)

DeMarco Mitchell, Assistant Principal (5 - 8)

The Main Street Academy's Testing Coordinators

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