SLO Tests Coming Next Week

Student Learning Objective (SLO) tests in social studies and science are scheduled for the week of  April 30.  Students  took these tests in the beginning of the year before content in these subjects was presented and they will be used to  measure student growth in these academic areas.  Final units and reviews are scheduled in these subjects for the SLO tests.

IF IT’S APRIL IT MUST BE TIME FOR MILESTONES

Cobb County Middle School students will take the Georgia Milestones tests in April.  Students in 7th grade will test during the week of April 17-20.  Here is a link to the Georgia Department of Education site where you can take practice tests in preparation for the real thing.

MAKE SURE YOU USE CHROME (will not work in anything else)http://www.gaexperienceonline.com/

Click on the link on the bottom of the page named: https://wbte.drcedirect.com/GA/portals/ga

Click “Online Tools Training” under green box “End-of-Grade (EOG)”

Click “EOG Test Practice”

Click “Standard Online Tools”

Click “Grades 6-8”

Sigin using username: Georgia68  and password: Training

Click “Continue”

Click “Grades 6-8 Test Practice”

Test has begun!

FIVE DAYS TO SPRING BREAK

The last week before spring break presents a great opportunity to show your dedication to engaging in and being responsible for your education.  It’s easy to coast this week and go into the next week’s break ready to relax, but it is much more rewarding if you put forth extra effort and finish strong before we come back in April.  For 7th grade, our first week back from break will be a normal schedule and Georgia Milestones tests will begin the week of April 16th.

FINAL QUARTER BEGINS

We begin the final quarter of the year this week, which means Georgia Milestones End of Grade tests are on the horizon.  We have two weeks of instruction before spring break and 7th grade Milestone and SLO tests will take place during the entire second week after we return, April 9-13.

In addition to test preparation and preparedness, a strong finish to the school year will go a long way to determining promotion and placement for next year.  Winners finish strong.  Will you?

END OF THE 3RD QUARTER

We reach the end of the 3rd quarter of the school year this week.  Missing assignments, make-up work and extra credit work are due in most classes by Tuesday.  As we move into the final quarter of the year, Georgia Milestones/End of Grade tests are a short time away.  Below is a link to the Milestones test schedule and to the GADOE site for practice questions.

MS 2017-2018 EOG Testing Schedule-17yx22w

http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Pages/EOG-Study-Resource-Guides.aspx

MILESTONES ON THE HORIZON

As we move closer to the end of the third quarter, Georgia Milestones and other end of grade tests are closer than you think.  In addition to preparing for these assessments, it is important for students to complete and turn in any missing assignments that are negatively affecting their grades.  The third quarter officially ends next week, after which we will have only three weeks to go before spring break.  Georgia Milestones will begin the week we return from break (April 9).

BACK FROM BREAK AND FINISHING THE 3RD QUARTER STRONG

As we return from our February break, we have three full weeks left in the 3rd quarter of the school year.  Finishing strong this quarter can build momentum going into the final quarter of the year and make the difference between passing for the year or failing, as well as for passing Georgia Milestones.  We are Floyd and we are strong.  Floyd Strong!!!

LAST WEEK BEFORE WINTER BREAK

We are into the second half of the third quarter and our winter break follows after this week.  Progress reports went home last week, so students should have an idea of what they need to do to continue to improve their grades and strive for success.  Stay focused this week and ask a teacher to help with tutoring if you need it.

Progress Reports This Week

Incredibly, it seems, we are nearing the halfway point of the third semester and progress reports will be going home later this week.  Although the semester is half over, there is still time to recover from low grades and complete missing assignments and seek help from a tutor.  Tutoring is available through individual teachers by appointment and through Saturday school.  Even those students who are doing well should consider getting help in advance of Georgia Milestones tests scheduled for the beginning of April.

NOT FAR FROM SPRING AND TESTING TIME

February hits this week and with our winter break a few weeks away, before you know it we’ll be into March and near milestone test time.  Saturday tutoring is back in full swing, teachers are available for tutoring both before and after school and blogs, like this one are resources to help in keeping grades up and prepare for the assessments.