November 19, 2015

Dear Parents,

Georgia’s State School Board approved the achievement standards (i.e., expectations) for the new Georgia Milestones Assessment System.  Georgia Milestones has been developed over the last three years with educator input at every step of the process. 


Georgia Milestones has four achievement levels designed to communicate the progress of student learning.  The fact that we now have four achievement levels rather than three is significant and will require a change in the manner in which we describe test results in our state.  The four achievement levels are as follows:

 

Beginning Learners do not yet demonstrate proficiency in the knowledge and skills necessary at this grade level/course of learning, as specified in Georgia’s content standards. The students need substantial academic support to be prepared for the next grade level or course and to be on track for college and career readiness.

 

Developing Learners demonstrate partial proficiency in the knowledge and skills necessary at this grade level/course of learning, as specified by Georgia’s content standards. The students need additional academic support to ensure success in the next grade level or course and to be on track for college and career readiness.

 

Proficient Learners demonstrate proficiency in the knowledge and skills necessary at this grade level/course of learning, as specified in Georgia’s content standards. The students are prepared for the next grade level or course and are on track for college and career readiness.

 

Distinguished Learners demonstrate advanced proficiency in the knowledge and skills necessary at this grade level/course of learning, as specified in Georgia’s content standards. The students are well prepared for the next grade level or course and are well prepared for college and career readiness.

 

Please keep in mind that these scores will look different from the CRCT results we have used over the past decade. This is a completely different assessment and should not be compared to the past tests we have administered in the state. As always, please do not hesitate to contact us should you have questions.

For more information about the Georgia Milestones Assessment click here.



Welcome to Garden Lakes Elementary

 

At Garden Lakes Elementary we believe that our purpose is to provide an educational foundation that challenges each student to maximize his or her potential. The school community will provide a safe learning environment in which children can grow to be responsible members of society.

 

We are “Excellence In Action” by working hard to not only meet the standards, but to exceed them! It’s our hope that you find this site easy to navigate as we work to improve communication between parents, teachers, students, and other members of our community.
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