GCA reminds our Assesslets customers to download all 2020-21 data before May 28. After May 28, your data will be removed from the District and School Connect platform in preparation for the new school year. Contact us for assistance!

NOTE: For District and School Connect Premium clients, your data will be archived.

What are Assesslets?

Assesslets are formative tools aligned to the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) and are available in English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Assesslets, while not intended to predict performance on state summative 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.

How can I use Assesslets?

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 assessments for a particular group of standards. For example, Assesslets may be used at various points in the school year 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.

What are the different types of Assesslets?

Assesslets are available in standard and cumulative forms.

What content areas are available with Assesslets?

Assesslets are available in ELA, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies, with multiple writing genres in ELA and multiple domains in Mathematics. Click on a content area below to view item samples and blueprints for each grade level.

How are Assesslets administered?

We offer the ability to administer Assesslets via GCA’s online platform, District and School Connect Lite. District and School Connect Lite provides an easy-to-use interface in an experience that is both user-friendly and innovative, and provides a quick turnaround of results. District and School Connect 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. District and School Connect Lite is a basic 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 District and School Connect platform.

Schools also have the ability to print their own paper Assesslets in-house and upload the student responses using a document camera or webcam.

What is included with Assesslets?

Administration and Resource Guides (ARG) provide valuable information for before, during, and after an Assesslet Administration. There is a general ARG for each content area that can be found within the Assesslet in the District and School Connect Lite platform.

Evaluator Feedback, which connect a student’s individual performance to an overall score and provide additional guidance for students.

Student results, along with detailed performance reports, can be accessed in District and School Connect Lite within 6 business days after an administration window has closed.  Individual student results are released as soon as the scoring process has been completed.

Scoring services and feedback, provided by GCA evaluators with years of experience scoring high-stakes Georgia assessments, are available for Assesslet users inside the District and School Connect Lite platform. Learn more on our Scoring and Reporting webpage.

Assesslet blueprints outline the concepts and skills measured on an assessment. For GCA’s Assesslets, blueprints include standards assessed, item type, and depth of knowledge (DOK) for each item.

Detailed answer keys, distractor rationales, rubrics, and exemplars are also included for each Assesslet within the District and School Connect Lite platform.

How much do Assesslets cost?

View our per-student price for Assesslets or use our 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 email inbox.

Professional Learning

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.

Still have questions?

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