Testing & Assessment
Cartersville City Schools will continue to maintain test security and testing policies that are in line with current assessment state rules and regulations. Cartersville City School District understands the importance of having a high-quality student testing program. Each school test coordinator provides regular training for school test examiners and proctors according to the system procedures and the Georgia Department of Education regulations. At all times when secure testing materials are not in use for testing, they are stored in a secured, locked room with limited key access. Each school principal and school test coordinator carefully monitor all state testing sessions to ensure procedures are followed. The Cartersville City School District follows test security and accountability guidelines as they are outlined in the Student Assessment Handbook developed by the Division of Assessment and Accountability of the Georgia Department of Education.
A Family's Guide to Georgia's CCRPI
The College and Career Ready Performance Index – CCRPI – is Georgia’s annual tool for measuring how well its schools, districts, and the state itself are preparing students for the next educational level. It provides a comprehensive roadmap to help educators, parents, and community members promote and improve college and career readiness for all students.The CCRPI includes five main components each scored on a scale of 0 to 100: Achievement, Progress, Closing Gaps, Readiness, and Graduation Rate (high school only). These components, encompassing multiple indicators, are combined for a total CCRPI score on a scale of 0 to 100. The CCRPI also reports other information, such as the performance of student subgroups, school climate, and financial efficiency status.The Georgia Department of Education typically releases CCRPI scores around the midpoint of a school year. These scores are based upon the data from the prior school year. To view the past years' scores for any county or school in Georgia, please follow this link.
Georgia Milestones Assessment System (GMAS)
Georgia Milestones Assessment System (GMAS)
The Georgia Milestones Assessment System (Georgia Milestones) is a comprehensive summative assessment program spanning grades 3 through high school. Georgia Milestones measures how well students have learned the knowledge and skills outlined in the state-adopted content standards in language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Students in grades 3 through 8 take an end-of-grade assessment in each content area, while high school students take an end-of-course assessment for each of the ten courses designated by the State Board of Education.
How to Read Your Child's Georgia Student Growth Model ReportsParents are our partners! Study after study has shown that parent engagement is the number one factor in student academic success. The Georgia Department of Education is committed to equipping Title I schools with the information and resources necessary to help parents actively engage in their child's academic achievement.Please take advantage of the videos, brochures, and other available resources on this webpage.
Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State to State ACCESS or ELLs stands for: Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State to State for English Language Learners. ACCESS for ELLs is the official assessment instrument used for schools in Georgia to measure the English Language Proficiency of their English Language Learners (ELLs). The ACCESS test is based upon the WIDA (World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment) ELP (English Language Proficiency) Standards, which in turn inform ESOL curriculum and instruction. Significantly, these ELP standards have been aligned to Georgia’s Performance Standards for Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies and Science. So defined, Georgia’s new ELP Standards are the anchor for the assessment, curriculum and instruction of the ELLs in the state of Georgia. Complete information on the standards may be accessed through the WIDA consortium website.
Parent Guide for ACCESS for ELLs Score Report (English)
Georgia Experience Online (practice testing site)
The following practice site lets students see what testing online is like. Parents and educators are welcome to try it too. The items on the demonstration tests are general and are organized into three grade bands: Grades 3 – 5, Grades 6 – 8, and High School in the content areas of English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. The items do not necessarily represent the specific grade-level content that students learn daily in their classrooms. Included in this site are examples of new types of test items that are being field tested this spring. Items that are field tested do not impact the scores of students. The primary purpose is to let students experience, firsthand, the functionality of the online testing platform. The sample tests are not graded, so have fun! The Test Practice is available daily from 7 AM to 10 PM Eastern time. Note that Google Chrome is the only supported browser for this public version of the DRC INSIGHT test engine.
System Testing Coordinator
Cartersville Primary School
Cartersville Elementary School
Cartersville Middle School
Cartersville High School