Gwinnett to make minor changes to align AKS, assessment program in grades 4 & & with state's new accountability program.









Gwinnett to make minor changes to align AKS, assessment program in grades 4 & & with state's new accountability program.

          Gwinnett to make minor changes to align AKS, assessment program in grades 4 & 7 with state's new accountability program.
          Contrary to January 11 newspaper reports, Gwinnett County Public Schools is not doing away with its 4th grade Gateway test. At the Board worksession on Thursday, January 10, Dr. Cindy Loe, associate superintendent for Organizational Advancement, informed School Board members of some changes that would be made to the AKS curriculum and the 4th grade Gateway. These changes will allow the school system to continue to collect valuable student achievement information using the state's Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT), as well as local assessments which provide a much fuller, richer picture of how well a student is learning. A written statement, which was provided to reporters and is available below, very clearly states:
"Beginning next year (spring 2003), Gwinnett’s fourth-grade Gateway test will be given in the subtest areas of language arts and mathematics only. Science and social studies, along with language arts, reading, and mathematics, will be tested using the state’s CRCT. For promotion or “Gateway” purposes, Gwinnett fourth graders will need to earn a passing score in language arts and mathematics on the Gateway, and a passing score on the science and social studies subtests of the CRCT."

For complete information, click below to view the statement provided to the School Board and the news media.
Accountability Update Statement