Report - School Report Card
Standardized Testing in Gwinnett County - Testing
A critical part of the teaching
& learning process is assessing how well students are learning. GCPS'
comprehensive assessment program measures student learning against local, state,
& national standards. Teachers use this data to guide instruction, and
address students' strengths & weaknesses.
Report 2008-09: Gwinnett County Public Schools
has developed an accountability system for improving schools called the
Results-Based Evaluation System (RBES). This system fairly and
systematically measures a school's progress, providing a process that clearly
communicates expectations; reviews, monitors, and supports school performance;
and evaluates that performance. Included is data on Gateway, CRCT,
Promotion Requirements, Staff & Student Data, and school highlights. (Click on Duluth Cluster, click
Berkeley Lake Elementary School.)
BLES School Report Card
This link brings you to the Office of Education Accountability. OEA's
major purpose is the establishment of performance-based accountability standards for all of
Georgia's education system, from pre-kindergarten through post-secondary grades (P-16).
Explanation of the school report card. (Select Gwinnett County,
Berkeley Lake Elementary, and View School Report.)
Georgia School Council Reports
- updated as tests are scored - For BLES
information: on left, under School Reports, System: choose Gwinnett County
Schools; School: choose Berkeley Lake Elementary. Under Select a Report:
choose Profile, Test Scores or Similar Schools Test Scores will give you
updated information on the CRCT.
The following is a list of the
standardized tests elementary students in Gwinnett County must take.
The GA Kindergarten Assessment Program (GKAP) is administered throughout
the school year to all Kindergarten students. The GKAP, which is based
on Georgia's Quality Core Curriculum (QCC), assesses a student
individually in 5 areas: communicative skills, logical - mathematical skills,
physical skills, personal skills, and social skills. This assessment
aids in determining readiness for 1st grade.
3rd, & 5th grades: The Cognitive Ability Test (CogAT), taken in
the fall, is a screening of mental abilities. It provides a basis on
which to measure a student's school achievement. It also helps to
identify potential participants for the gifted program.
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th grades: The Criterion-Referenced Competency Test
(CRCT) is designed to measure student acquisition of knowledge, concepts and
skills set forth in the state curriculum called the Quality
Core Curriculum (QCC). It is given in the content areas of Reading,
English/Language Arts and Math in grades 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5 and also Social
Studies & Science in grades 3, 4, & 5. For 4th grade students,
the Social Studies & Science CRCT replaces the Social Studies &
Science portions of the Gateway.
Info from the state regarding the CRCT
& 5th grades: ITBS (Iowa Test of Basic Skills), taken in the
Fall, is a nationally normed achievement test which compares the general
performance of GA students with the performance of students in the rest of the
Writing Assessments: During
the month of April, 3rd grade teachers, using multiple samples of student
writing will determine the representative stage of writing for each child in
the grade level. Grade 5 students take a formal writing assessment
during the month of January which is part of the Gateway assessment.
Students are required to pass this assessment to progress to grade 6.
Both of these assessments are required by the State of GA. Student
results will be sent home to parents in the final progress report.
Assessment: The purpose of the Gateway Assessment Program is to
measure and report student progress on the Gwinnett County core curriculum,
the Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS). Students enrolled in GCPS are
required to take the assessments if enrolled in Gr 4 & 5 at the elementary
school level. Students in grade 4 are required to pass both subtests of
the Gateway Assessments to earn promotion to the next grade level. The
subtests are in the content areas of language arts and mathematics.
Students in Gr 5 must make a minimum passing score on the GA Writing
Assessment in addition to achieving enough of the AKS to be successful at the
next school level to earn promotion.