The Carroll County School System conducts a rigorous and comprehensive testing program, including a variety of class and school level assessments, end-of-unit unit assessments, and system-wide benchmarks, as well as the state assessments required by the Georgia Student Assessment Program.
The goals of all assessments are to measure student achievement relative to the standards, to identify students failing to achieve mastery of content, to provide teachers with diagnostic information, and to assist school systems in identifying strengths and weaknesses in order to establish priorities in planning educational programs.
TEST SECURITY FOR STATE ASSESSMENTS
State-mandated tests are administered by certified educators who have been thoroughly trained in secure and standardized procedures, and under the direct supervision of the school testing coordinator. The system testing director delivers training, distributes materials, maintains security, and provides oversight in strict adherence to state expectations.
Every effort is made to maintain a highly secure and supervised testing environment. However, some students may attempt to cheat on the test. In the event of cheating, students will be subject to school disciplinary action as well as invalidation of their test scores.
The Georgia Student Assessment Program includes the following customized criterion-referenced tests at the elementary, middle, and high school levels; and the National Assessment of Educational Progress in grades 4, 8 and 12. For additional information on each assessment, visit the following links:
GKIDS - Georgia Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills