Georgia has abandoned the framework of the Georgia Criterion Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT’s). One of the reasons for the apparent shift is to move away from strictly multiple choice based tests. Here are a few sites to prepare for the Georgia Milestones Assessment for end of year and end of course tests.
There are a few things to take into consideration as you prepare for the Georgia Milestones Assessment:
1- Test Blueprints
Use the current test blueprints as a way to prepare your students for what they will face—especially since this is the fist time they will be taking such a high stakes test at this level.
1a- Georgia Milestones Practice Tests-Assessment Guides (2014-2015)
High School Assessment Guides
Ninth Grade Literature and Composition EOC Assessment Guide
American Literature and Composition EOC Assessment Guide
Coordinate Algebra EOC Assessment Guide
Analytic Geometry EOC Assessment Guide
Physical Science EOC Assessment Guide
Biology EOC Assessment Guide
US History EOC Assessment Guide
Economics EOC Assessment Guide
2- Use CRCT Study Guides
The tests will be different, however, the content will not change, as of yet. Therefore, I would suggest that you use materials already out there. Use the CRCT study guides below:
3- Use What Other States Are Using
- Arizona Practice Tests(3-12)
- Conneticut: K-12
- District of Columbia (DC): 3-12
- Florida: Training Tests(3-12): Electronic | Paper-pencil
Kentucky Department of Education (k-12): K-8 || High School Materials
- Louisiana : K-12
- Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System 2016, (2013-2018)
- Mississippi: 3-8
- New York: 3-8
- North Carolina: 3-8 || 9-12
- Ohio Released Tests(3-12)
- Washington: K-12
- Wisconsin: 3-10
4. Use What Major Assessment Publishers Offer
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 (k-12): This is a great resource to practice to practice for the Georgia Milestones. This is the same company that will be administering the Georgia Milestones at the end of the year (2015). This page no longer works. Find out why by reading my post here.
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.