The Following sites provide useful information for children researching Creek and Cherokee Indians.
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This is the second installment of the Georgia Milestones Assessment System. As you may have heard and experienced, last year’s scores were not impressive. Here are some practice tests and resources to get into academic shape for the Georgia Milestones Assessments at the end of this school year. It is important to note that recent versions of the CRCTs and the Georgia Milestones were administered by McGraw Hill. However, they sold their custom testing arm, CTB, to Data Recognition Corporation (DRC).
Here is a walk through of the new software that children will be using. You may access DRC’s practice site mentioned in the video by clicking here.
First Time Taking the Tests?
Do not worry if this is your first time taking the tests. It is a big deal, but with practice, taking the tests should be just another day. As with any test, you want to make sure that you know what you are preparing for. Therefore, the first place to start is to take a look at the information that the state provides. After you have done that, you want to take a look at the assessment guides that the state provides.
This document outlines the weight of the various domains across all content areas.
These test blueprints are the framework of the Georgia Milestones. The blueprints outline: (a) the types of items students will encounter on each grade and content area/course test (b) the number of items (c) number of points possible for tests with constructed-response items (d) outline the domains (categories and content standards (e) the percentage of points allocated to each domain.
These documents have information on all the content areas. They are very detailed documents. They provide sample test items and their respective depth of knowledge. This is a great resource for teachers, parents and students–everyone.
These documents provide details for teachers. They give examples of test items, how they are scored and the depth of knowledge of the various questions included.
Use the current test blueprints as a way to prepare your students for what they will face—especially since this is the first time they will be taking such a high stakes test at this level.
The pages linked below are Item and Scoring Samplers. These help by providing examples of the type of constructed response items that appear on the End of Grade (EOG) Georgia Milestones English Language Arts and Mathematics assessments.
What information are the major testing companies/publishers providing?
Pearson: PARCC (k-12): There are sample questions for grades 3-12. Just select the content, ELA/math, then your grade level and you are on your way.
CTB/McGraw Hill (3-12): This is a great resource to practice for the Georgia Milestones. McGraw Hill sold CTB to a company called Data Recognition Corporation earlier this year. You can access their practice site here. The link is still active never the less, so I have left it here.
Data Recognition Corporation (3-12): This is the new company that will be administering the Georgia Milestones. McGraw Hill wanted out of the state testing business.
Smarter Balanced Consortium (k-12): This is a great resource. This is not really a publisher per se, but a consortium of states and territories that are working together to create assessments that they all share. The site is free to use, no log in required–great practice for students. This is very similar to the Florida Training Tests and the PARCC.
Did I miss an awesome resource that you think should be added? This post may be updated to include additional resources to prepare for the Georgia Milestones Assessment for classroom teachers and for parents who are homeschooling.
These are 5 Fourth of July Crafts that I did with my kids. They were a lot of fun and super easy!
1. Coffee Filter Fire Works – Click Here for instructions
2. American Flag Windsock – Click Here for instructions
3. Popsicle Stick American Flag – Click Here for instructions
4. American Pie Tic Tac Toe Board – Click Here for instructions
5. American Flag Cracker and Fruit Snack – Click Here for instructions
The population of Georgia is approximately 9.992 million people (2013), according to government data. A significant portion of the states’ population live in small cities scattered throughout the state of 59, 425 sq miles. However, the top 20 most populated cities constitute over 60% of the state’s population.Below we have compiled a list of the top 20 most educated and populated cities in the state of Georgia.
|Position||City||Population||Bachelors Degree||High School||County|
|17||Warner Robins||72, 531||21.0%||85.7%||Houston, Peach|
|9||Atlanta||4447, 841||46.2%||87.4%||Fulton, DeKalb|
|6||Sandy Springs||99, 770||58.3%||93.2%||Fulton|
|4||Johns Creek||82, 788||64.1%||96.5%||Fulton|
|2||East Point||47, 591||64.5%||94.4%||Fulton|
Before prepared for the storm to occur. Always plan to have everything that is supplied to you cut-off or disconnected. These include, but not limited to gas, electricity, etc. Now you need to think about the ways that you are going to stay warm just in case all of that goes out.
Insulate your attic. If your house has an attic, make sure to check up on the insulation to be sure that it up to the required thickness. If your utilities goes out, this will act as a great source of defense. Also, some counties offer rebates for energy efficient upgrades.
Stock up on wood for your fireplace. Especially if you live in an urban area and you have a fireplace, you want to try and stock up on firewood during the spring and summer months when people are trying to get rid of wood. On the other hand, if you wait until the middle of winter to buy wood or designer wood for your fireplace, you will end up paying a premium for something that you could have had for free from Craigslist or your neighbor.
Get the heck out of there. If you are able to leave your utility-void house during a winter storm, it is best to do so. Some communities offer warming stations where people can go in keep warm. This is especially helpful if your fireplace runs out of wood.
Avoid opening doors and windows. If you open your door, the hot air and the cold outside will gladly exchange. Soon you will lose all of the heat that you have inside.
Get thick blankets. Goes without saying that you cannot have enough thick warm blankets around your house. Also, if you have to leave your home, you should definitely take one along for each member of the household to use just in case you get stuck.
Cordon off a section of the house. It is great to have a nice, big house to easily move around in, however, when you are out of power it is best to stay in a warm section of the house and keep the other doors closed. This will allow more heat to be trapped in a smaller section of the house.
Place blankets by the doors and windows to reduce draft.
Dress in Layers. Common sense, right? Well the only way to really keep warm is to dress in layers to trap heat to your body.
How about some action? Well, in this case the action that I am talking about is exercising. A great way to accelerate the warming of your body is to start to move around.
Find someone or something to cuddle with. Great way to spend some together time and enjoy the moment while it lasts.
So, what is your plan? What will you do if your utilities go out under sub-freezing conditions?
Here is a really cool video called, 10 Life Hacks You Need To Know For Summer! Even though summer is behind us for this year, I think that there are a few things that you could keep in mind for the entire year. Also, we wrote a post on how to get rid of fruit flies that you may look into as an alternative to the one included in the video.