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Data files for each Assesslet are provided electronically both at the school and teacher level by an administrator. Data files are downloaded as Excel documents, and contain basic information about each student and each student’s responses and scores by item.
For each student, information such as system and school code, teacher, grade, subject, the Assesslet administered, and date of administration is provided.
For each student, scoring information is provided. For each selected-response item, the student’s response is captured and a score is provided (correct or incorrect). For each constructed- and extended-response item, a score is provided with a comment code indicating the primary reason or reasons why the student earned the score.
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In any subject area, scaffolding student growth occurs through carefully-considered questioning sequences. For example, before students can explain some of the key causes of the American Revolution, students need to identify and describe these causes. Before students can construct a graph showing the relationship between two variables, students need a working understanding of key terms like dependent variable and independent variable. In other words, each question in a sequence is important, and eliminating steps from a sequence can inhibit student understanding.
This session focuses on research-based strategies for sequencing questions effectively. Sessions can be tailored to specific grade-levels and subject areas, or sessions can span multiple grade-levels and subject areas to facilitate vertical and cross-curricular alignment of these strategies.
During these workshops, we model evidence-based practices in literacy instruction by taking students through a 45-minute lesson, which incorporates reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Teachers and administrators are encouraged to observe. Following the lesson, our facilitators hold a QA session with teachers and administrators to discuss what they observed, what they thought was effective, what they would have modified, and how they can apply similar strategies in their own teaching.
From this workshop, students can expect:
Whether on assessments like the Georgia Milestones, or in life in general, a clear indicator of student achievement is the ability to read and write effectively, in a variety of contexts. For this reason, developing students’ literacy skills is one of our greatest opportunities. From this workshop, teachers can expect:
This session begins with an overview of the open-ended items on End of Grade (EOG) and End of Course (EOC) assessments. Participants can expect an engaging discussion on the following topics:
Facilitators have extensive experience scoring EOG and EOC open-ended items.
Sessions are provided in ELA and mathematics, in grades 3-12.
Student assessment is an essential component of a high-quality teaching and learning process. As we begin implementation of the new Georgia Milestones, this is a perfect time to also evaluate the status of district, school, and classroom assessments. This Assessment Audit offers tools and resources to help you determine whether your assessment system is in balance – that is, does it include policies and practices that will meet the assessment needs of all learners? Is it aligned to instruction to promote and to report student learning?
The audit is organized around three guiding questions:
GCA is also available to review your interim, benchmark and/or classroom assessments and provide feedback on the following components:
A balanced assessment plan that includes formative and summative assessments, combined with analysis and the use of results will enable PLC team members to plan together and to assist each other, ensuring student achievement.
The professional learning is organized around five essential questions:
As Georgia’s educational testing and measurement organization, GCA develops, administers, and scores state, district, school and classroom assessments.
An assessment is only as good as the process by which it is created. GCA has vast experience in the process for designing, developing, administering and scoring assessments. The assessment development process is a comprehensive process which involves multiple steps to ensure the validity and reliability of the assessments.
GCA works closely with our clients at every phase of the assessment process, from designing through scoring and reporting. Our experience, combined with the flexibility in customization for our clients, allows us to create products that are aligned with our client’s expectations and requirements; most importantly, customized services provide a substantial cost savings.
While GCA offers an all-inclusive development package, we recognize our clients have varying needs. GCA also provides specific services that best suit your assessment needs, including: