Assessments

CogAT
The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) is a multiple-choice test designed to measure a child's academic aptitude and gifted abilities.
 
All 2nd graders will be given the CogAT in the fall.
 
CogAT TESTING DATES
Sept 16th & 17th
Grade Level Benchmarks
 
BENCHMARK TESTING DATES
October 7 -- ELA (1,2,3)
December 7 -- ELA (1)
March dates to come
May dates to come
October 8 -- ELA (1,2,3)
     
October 9 -- Math (1,2,3)
December 9 -- Math (1)
                        ELA (2 & 3)
   
 
December 10 -- Math (1 & 3)
                          Social Studies (2)
   
 
December 14 -- Math (2)
   
 
December 15 -- Science (2)
                          Social Studies (3)
   
 
December 16 -- Science (3)
   
 
Georgia Milestones

Georgia Milestones measures how well students have learned the knowledge and skills outlined in the state-adopted content standards in English Language Arts (Reading) and mathematics for students in 3rd grade. 

Buford City Schools will administer the Georgia Milestones End of Grade assessments beginning the week of April 25, 2022. All students who are present during the assigned testing dates/times will be expected to participate in the appropriate grade level assessment.

Buford City Schools is a Title 20 No-Waivers School District; therefore, students in grade 3 must pass the Reading portion of the Milestones (EOG) assessment to be promoted, while students in grades 5 & 8 must pass Reading and Math EOG assessments to be promoted. All non-participants as well as students who do not pass the assessments in the May administration will be offered a retest opportunity in June. If students fail or do not participate in the Milestones (EOG) assessments, parents will be required to meet with the school principal and teacher for placement determination for the 2022-2023 school year.

MILESTONES (EOG) DATES
April 25 -- ELA Section 1 (3rd grade)
April 26 -- ELA Sections 2 (3rd grade)
April 27 -- ELA Sections 3 (3rd grade)
April 28 -- Math Section 1 (3rd grade)
April 29 -- Math Section 2 (3rd grade)
 
Students will use their school assigned Chromebooks to take the Milestones (EOG) assessments; therefore, it is imperative that the devices are fully charged each night for the next assessment.