"What is the purpose of Georgia Milestones? The Georgia Milestones Assessment System is designed to provide information about how well students are mastering the state-adopted content standards in the core content areas of English Language Arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.
Importantly, Georgia Milestones is designed to provide students with critical information about their own achievement and their readiness for their next level of learning – be it the next grade, the next course, or endeavor (college or career).
Informing parents, educators, and the public about how well students are learning important content is an essential aspect of any educational assessment and accountability system. Parents, the public, and policy makers, including local school districts and boards of education, can use the results as a barometer of the quality of educational opportunity provided throughout the state of Georgia.
As such, Georgia Milestones serves as a key component of the state’s accountability system – the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI). "
Link to website: https://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Pages/Georgia-Milestones-Assessment-System.aspx
Mock Milestones Assessment: In order to better prepare students for the upcoming Milestones assessment, students will participate in several mock Milestones practice. Students will take two mock writing assessments and a reading assessment. Students participated in a mock explanatory writing assessment on Monday, February 5th. Students were given the Milestones rubric on Friday, Feb. 2nd. We reviewed the rubric and analyzed the expectations and requirements in order to pass the assessment. Students will be placed in pairs to assess each other's work using the rubric and make revisions/edits.
Milestones Practice Guide and Info:
Please follow the link to the Georgia Milestones Study Guide for 7th grade ELA & Math
VOCABULARY WORDS FOR TEST ON FRIDAY
according to: (preposition) used to introduce what someone said
consistent: (adjective) continuing to happen in the same way definitely: (adverb) without question; 100%
engaged: (adjective) wanting to do something; interested in something
however: (conjunction) but; used to show that something is different from what was already said immensely: (adverb) very big
influence: (noun) the power to change something
priorities: (noun) the things that are most important
pulse: (noun) a strong, regular beat
purchasing power: (noun) the ability to buy things
tween: (noun) a boy or girl aged 10–12
vast: (adjective) a large amount
Students have been working on writing explanatory essay on the impact of advertisements on youth for approximately two weeks now. Students have been given written feedback on their introductory paragraphs to be able to revise and edit their work. Students then worked on writing their body paragraphs in class. Students have been given opportunities to have peers edit and revise their work. Today will be the last day students will work on the essay in class. Students are expected to turn in their essay tomorrow with all required materials. Please see the attached document for the expectations and rubric.
Students will be in the computer lab each Monday (subject to change) to practice reading comprehension in order to prepare for the Georgia Milestones. Students signed up for an account last Tuesday. If you were absent, please sign up for an account. Click on the "Read Theory" title to view document.
I hope everyone had a very restful break! I am glad to see everyone back as well as some new faces!
Today, we are going to continue our study on advertisement and the effects on youths. We will be reading the text, "Marketing to Kids Gets More Savvy with New Technologies". After reading the text, students will go back through the text and identify important information that can be used in their explanatory essay. The explanatory essay will be due Friday, January 12th!
Grades will be entered throughout the day/evening today! Tuesday and Wednesday will be reserved for make-up work days. Students who are missing work, need to retest, or redo assignments will be given the opportunity to do so on these days. Students who are caught up with all work will have the opportunity to participate in holiday crafts at their leisure. If you have any questions about your grade, please email me: Stephanie.email@example.com