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 8 -- ELA (2)
May 11 -- ELA (1,2,3)
October 8 -- ELA (1,2,3)
December 8 -- ELA (1)
March 9 -- Math (2,3)
May 12 -- Math (1,2,3)
October 9 -- Math (1,2,3)
December 9 -- Math (1)
                        ELA (2 & 3)
Match 16 -- ELA (3)
May 13 -- Social Studies (2, 3)
 
December 10 -- Math (1 & 3)
                          Social Studies (2)
 
May 14 -- Science (2,3)
 
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), mathematics, science, and social studies for students in grades 3-8.  Students in grades 3 through 8 take an end-of-grade (EOG) assessment in English Language Arts (Reading) 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.

Buford City Schools will administer the Georgia Milestones End of Grade assessments beginning May 10, 2021. 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 2021-2022 school year.

MILESTONES (EOG) DATES
May 10 -- ELA Section 1 (grades 3-8)
May 11 -- ELA Sections 2 & 3 (grades 3-8)
May 13 -- Math Section 1 (grades 3-8)
May 14 -- Math Section 2 (grades 3-8)
May 17 -- Science (grades 5 & 8)
May 18 -- Social Studies (grade 8)
 
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.