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Assessments for Learning

The Georgia Milestones Assessments are not given at the primary school level. However, students in
grades K-2 are given the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP), Write Score, and Fountas & Pinnell
Assessment. A more detailed description of the assessments follows.
The Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) is designed to measure students' academic
achievement and growth over time in reading and mathematics. This computer adaptive test is
given 3 times a year (Fall, Winter, and Spring). Data from the MAP assessment is used to create
an individualized learning path in Exact Path. In Exact Path, all students receive a personalized
learning path of pedagogically sound, self-paced curriculum. Students can show significant
learning gains with an investment of at least 20 minutes per session and 40-60 minutes per
week per subject.
Write Score is a writing assessment administered to students 3 times a year (Fall, Winter,
Spring) to evaluate their writing development and growth. It uses an analytical approach
to writing (informative, narrative, persuasive) to help teachers determine the areas where
students need additional help. It also assists teachers in providing differentiated instruction to
optimize student growth. 
Growing Readers is a new literacy project for students in grades K-3. Using the Fountas &
Pinnell Assessment System, teachers can determine students' reading level. Growing
Readers allows students to access reading materials at their level and move forward in higher
reading levels.