Assessments

Grade Level Benchmarks
BENCHMARK TESTING DATES
October 7 -- ELA
(1,2,3)
December 9 -- Social Studies
(2,3)
March 10 -- Math
(2,3)
May 11 -- ELA
(1,2,3)
October 8 -- ELA
(1,2,3)
December 10 -- Science
(2,3)
March 11 -- ELA
(2,3)
May 12 -- Math
(1,2,3)
October 9 -- Math
(1,2,3)
December 11 -- ELA
(1,2,3)
 
May 13 -- Social Studies
(2, 3)
 
December 12 -- ELA
(1,2,3)
 
May 14 -- Science
(2,3)
 
December 13 -- ELA
(1,2,3)
   
 
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, mathematics, science, and social studies.  

Students in grades 3 through 8 take an end-of-grade assessment in English Language Arts and mathematics while students in grades 5 and 8 are also assessed in science and social studies. High school students take an end-of-course assessment for each of the ten courses designated by the State Board of Education.

 
All 3rd GRADE STUDENTS at Buford Academy will participate in the Georgia Milestones Assessments each spring. ​Families may find more information about this end of grade assessment at the GA DOE website. Students may visit this site to practice using the online tools, gain exposure to the type of questions, and become more familiar with the program. The testing dates for the Georgia Milestones at Buford Academy can be found on our school calendar and are listed below.
 
 
 
MILESTONES TESTING DATES
April 20 - ELA Part 1 April 23 - Part 1
April 21 - ELA Part 2 and 3 April 24 - Part 2
April 22 - ELA Make-Up Day April 27 - Math Make-Up day
 
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 spring.
 
CogAT TESTING DATES
April 30
May 1
Iowa Basic Skills Test
All 2nd grade students will be administered the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) in the spring.
 
ITBS TESTING DATES
May 4
May 5
May 7
May 8 -- Make-ups