Testing/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, provide teachers with feedback about instructional practice, and assist schools in identifying strengths and weaknesses in order to establish priorities in planning educational programs.

The assessment program utilizes a balanced assessment system (benchmark, 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 Assessments

  • Access for ELLs
  • Georgia Milestones Assessment System
  • Georgia Alternate Assessment 2.0 (GAA 2.0)
  • General Education Diploma (GED)

Formative Assessment Resources

  • Formative Instructional Practices (FIP)
  • TestPad

College Readiness Assessments

  • ACT
  • ACCUPLACER

Promotion and Retention Guidance

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).