New for fall 2018:
- New Mastery Assesslets in Grade 3 English Language Arts/Reading Comprehension and Grade 5 Mathematics: an all new mastery solution for Georgia schools and districts.
Assesslets are formative tools aligned to the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) assessed on the Georgia Milestones End of Grade (EOG) and End of Course (EOC) assessments. Assesslets are available in English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Assesslets, while not intended to predict performance on the EOG and EOC assessments, can provide information on how well students understand concepts and their ability to demonstrate knowledge and skills in a particular content area or domain. Items within each Assesslet are designed to require extended reasoning and critical thinking beyond basic recall.
Assesslets support formative instructional practice and provide a “snapshot” of how students are approaching mastery within a content area or domain.
Educators may use Assesslets with individual students, small groups, or an entire class as instructional tools, and as quick assessments for a particular group of standards. For example, Assesslets may be used as a pre/post assessment to gauge students’ understanding of a particular concept or domain. They may also be used during instruction as teachers model how to approach assessment items, identify essential information, and plan a response.
Furthermore, Assesslets may be administered whenever it is appropriate to inform instruction. Scored responses from Assesslets are returned quickly to help teachers make instructional decisions and provide timely feedback to students.
Assesslets are available in standard, mastery, and cumulative forms.
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We offer the ability to administer Assesslets via GCA’s online platform, District and School Connect Lite, also called DSC Lite. DSC Lite provides an easy-to-use interface in an experience that is both user-friendly and innovative, and provides a quick turnaround of results. DSC Lite is an instructional software platform specifically designed for students, teachers, and parents. Teachers can administer Assesslets completely online in their classrooms and receive professional scoring and feedback by GCA directly through the online platform. DSC Lite is a lighter version of our more robust online teaching and learning platform District and School Connect, and is included with Assesslets at no additional cost. Visit our District and School Connect webpage to learn more about the additional benefits of our full-featured DSC platform.
With Plain Paper Scanning schools also have the ability to print their own paper Assesslets in-house and upload the student responses using a document camera or webcam.
All of these resources available for educators using Assesslets can be conveniently found within the DSC Lite platform.
Assesslets are developed to allow educators a “snapshot” of how students are learning within a content standard.
Our Assesslets are offered using a clear and transparent pricing structure published on our website. You won’t have to wait for a quote or purchase services you don’t need, and our prices are fixed at a low rate.
All districts may use the Assesslets since these are based on content standards, not on instructional calendars. Teachers have the flexibility to administer Assesslets while they teach those standards.
All items incorporate high rigor and best practices, developed at the University of Georgia.
Assesslets may be administered whenever a teacher determines it is appropriate.
Assesslets are scored by GCA evaluators who are Georgia residents with years of experience scoring high-stakes Georgia assessments. Our evaluators and trainers include current and former Georgia educators invested in the achievement of Georgia’s students.
It is important to protect the educator’s instructional time in the classroom; in many cases, it is logistically impossible for teachers to score assessments in a timely manner. Assesslets will be scored and can be accessed within 6 business days after the administration window has closed. Results for Mastery Assesslets are available immediately.
View our per student price for Assesslets or use our all new Self-Service Quote Generator.
The Self-Service Quote Generator gives you a chance to estimate costs based on different assesslet types and quantities. The estimated cost for an order is delivered right to your inbox.
Holiday Hours Notice: GCA will be closed after Friday, December 21, 2018 for the winter holiday break. Any orders placed after Tuesday, December 18, 2018 will be processed starting on January 2, 2019.
Use our new online form to order Assesslets. This versatile form lets you customize your order to the exact Assesslets your classroom, school, or district needs. With this form you can select which type, subject, and grade level, the exact quantity, and custom administration windows for each Assesslet.
In addition, customized Professional Learning is available to guide and support next steps following Assesslet administration. Contact us to learn more about Professional Learning opportunities.Learn More