Standardized Assessments

 

ACCESS for ELLs

The ACCESS for ELLs is an English language proficiency assessment to monitor students’ progress in acquiring academic English.

Administration Dates 

Test Date(s)
ACCESS 1/17/17 – 3/3/17

Resources – This year the ACCESS Test will be an ONLINE administration.

Click on the link for county information regarding the ACCESS: http://publish.gwinnett.k12.ga.us/gcps/home/public/about/curr-inst/aa/access

Click on the link for information for sample questions from WIDA: https://wbte.drcedirect.com/WIDA/portals/wida

GAA

The GAA is a portfolio of student work that enables the demonstration of achievement and progress relative to selected skills. The portfolio is used to capture student learning and achievement/progress in four content areas: English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.

GA Milestones EOC

The Georgia Milestones End of Course Assessment (EOC) is a comprehensive summative assessment program. EOC assessments measure how well students have learned the knowledge and skills outlined in the state-adopted content standards.

Administration Dates

Test Date(s)
Accelerated Geom 4/26/17 – 5/12/17
Economics 4/26/17 – 5/12/17
9th LA, 11th LA, US History, Biology, Algebra I 4/26/17 – 5/12/17

Resources

Link to the GA DOE Website for GA Milestones: http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Pages/Georgia-Milestones-Assessment-System.aspx

Gateway

The Gateway is a writing assessment that measures a student’s knowledge and skills related to the Areas of Focus within World History, Biology, Chemistry, and Language Arts.

  Administration Dates

Test Date(s)
Science Gateway Retest 9/27/16
Social Studies Gateway Retest 9/28/16
Science Gateway Retest 1/11/17
Social Studies Gateway Retest 1/12/17
Science Gateway MAIN 3/27/17
Social Studies Gateway MAIN 3/29/17
Summer Gateway TBD

Gateway Resources Center

Link to Gwinnett County Public Schools Informational Page and Resources: http://publish.gwinnett.k12.ga.us/gcps/home/public/about/curr-inst/aa/gateway

2016 – 17 Area of Focus (Click Here)

Science Rubrics (Click Here)

Social Studies Rubrics (Click Here)

Gateway Alternate

The Gateway Alternate program is a combination of classes and the test administration.  The intervention classes provide aligned content remediation and daily written practice on a sample Gateway prompt.  At the conclusion of the classes, students participate in the Gateway Assessment.  The class ratio is approximately 7 students to 1 teacher.

Class & Assessment Dates

Test First Session Second Session
Science Alternate  2/13-2/17*Test 2/17 2/27-3/2*Test 3/3
Social Studies Alternate  2/13-2/16*Test 2/17 2/27-3/2*Test 3/3
Science Alternate  2/13-2/16*Test 2/17 2/27-3/2*Test 3/3
Social Studies Alternate  2/13-2/16*Test 2/17 2/27-3/2*Test 3/3
Summer Alternate TBD TBD

Eligibility Criteria

Summer/Fall Administration:

  • Should have met all graduation requirements except the HS Gateway. This includes the correct Carnegie Units as well as meeting state testing requirements (based on the date the student entered ninth grade).
  • On average, missed no more than one administration of the Gateway for every school year enrolled in Gwinnett schools (beginning with the 10th grade year). The summer administration should not be counted.

*All students who received a HS certificate are eligible to participate in the Gateway Alternative Assessment.

***Students who participate shall be required to attend all targeted alternate classes before participating in the assessment.  Upon passing all Gateway subtests of the Gateway Alternate Assessment, the student shall be awarded the diploma earned if all other graduation requirements have been met.

Spring Administration:  Seniors who meet all of the following requirements are eligible and should be provided the opportunity to participate in a Gateway Alternate Assessment.

  • Should be on track to graduate by July of the current school year except the SC and/or SS portion(s) of the HS Gateway. This includes the correct Carnegie units as well as meeting state testing requirements (based on the date the student entered ninth grade).  Students may be considered if they have only one state testing requirement that has not been met and have participated in the most recent administration.
  • Should have missed, on average, no more than one administration of the Gateway for every school year enrolled in Gwinnett schools (beginning with the 10th grade year). The summer administration should not be counted.
  • Applicants are required to have a total of 10 or more hours of school based Gateway Intervention since enrolling in high school.

**All students who received a HS certificate are eligible to participate in the Gateway Alternative Assessment.

***Students who participate shall be required to attend all targeted alternate classes before participating in the assessment.  Upon passing all Gateway subtests of the Gateway Alternate Assessment, the student shall be awarded the diploma earned if all other graduation requirements have been met.

Resources

Link to Gwinnett County Public Schools Informational Page and Resources: http://publish.gwinnett.k12.ga.us/gcps/home/public/about/curr- 

inst/aa/gateway

 

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