GA Milestones Info
Welch Test Administration Period
April 10th through April 19th
*Adjustments to our testing schedule will appear here as information becomes available.
Attention all Parents, Volunteers, and Visitors:
Thank you for all that you do to dedicate your time and join our efforts to support our students. As we prepare for our spring assessments in all grade levels, the entire school will participate in our Welch Test Administration Period from April 10th through April 19th. During these two weeks, our focus will be on maintaining a focused and secure test environment with minimal distractions, and parents, visitors, and volunteers will not be allowed in the building during this time. If a parent needs to deliver a lunch or forgotten materials during this time, necessary items may be dropped off with our front office staff. Students who have birthdays during this time may feel free to have a lunch celebration before or after the Welch Test Administration Period (April 10th through April 19th).
If you’d like to join your student for lunch, or if you are interested in volunteering, the following week would be the perfect time for you to make arrangements to do so. In addition to these activities, many teachers will have other classroom activities and will need volunteers, so we encourage you contact your child’s teacher if you are interested in helping out. We’d love for you to join us.
We welcome you to attend our Parent Conference night in March. Stay tuned for more information! In the meantime, check out the links and tips below.
GA Milestones HELP:
We are taking the GA Milestones in grades 3, 4, and 5 this year. Here are some test-taking tips and study guides to help you prepare your student for the GA Milestones:
|Georgia Milestones End of Grade Study/Resource Guides|
|Georgia Milestones Test Blueprints|
|Parent's Guide to Score Reports|
|Experience Online Testing in Georgia|
*As you help your child practice at home for the GA Milestones, please keep the following reading and math strategies in mind:
- -Read the questions first!
- -Go back to the passage. (Good readers re-read!)
- -Underline (highlight) the answers in the passage.
- -Use the process of elimination and rule out answers that don’t make sense.
- -Highlight key math words that let you know what operation to use. (in all, altogether, find the difference, each, equal sharing, sum, product, how many more, how many fewer, quotient, etc.)
- -Use scratch paper to work out the math problems! Don’t guess!