Assessment

Mission
The purpose of the Georgia Preparatory Academy Assessment Program is to measure student achievement of state-adopted content standards and inform efforts to improve teaching and learning. Results of the assessment program are utilized to identify students failing to achieve mastery of content, to provide teachers with feedback about instructional practice, and to assist schools in identifying strengths and weaknesses in order to establish priorities in planning educational programs.

The assessment program utilizes a balanced system of assessment including diagnostic, formative and summative to monitor learning and inform instruction. A variety of resources, including formative tools, are provided to assist parents, educators, students and the public with efforts to improve educational opportunities.

Primary Assessment
•  Georgia Milestones Assessment System
•  General Education Diploma (GED)
•  National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP)
•  Georgia Alternate Assessment (GAA)
•  Student Learning Objectives (SLOs)

College Readiness Assessments
•  ACT
 

8th Grade Promotion and Retention
No eighth grade student shall be promoted to the ninth grade if the student does not achieve grade level on the state-adopted assessments in reading and mathematics and meet promotion standards and criteria established by the local board of education for the school the student attends, in compliance with the Georgia Promotion, Placement and Retention law (O.C.G.A. §§ 20-2-282 through 20-2-285) and State Board of Education Rule (160-4-2-.11).