Lowndes County School System 2014-2015 Georgia Milestones Results
The Georgia Department of Education released system results and school results from the first administration of Georgia’s new comprehensive testing program, the Georgia Milestones Assessment System. The Georgia Milestones Assessment System (Georgia Milestones) is composed of two separate programs: the End of Grade (EOG) assessment for students in grades 3 through 8 and the End of Course (EOC) assessment for students taking any one of the eight high school End-of-Course courses.
The results from the Georgia Milestones will be used to communicate student achievement, to determine grade promotion (grades 3, 5, and 8), to determine the overall average in End-of-Course course, and to determine school and educator accountability. Unlike the previous testing programs, the Georgia Milestones requires students to answer multiple-choice and open-ended test items, and it incorporates increased writing at every grade level and in every course.
Georgia Milestones assesses student learning using four performance achievement levels. The purpose of the four performance achievement levels is to shift the focus from test scores to a progression of student learning.
While the Georgia Milestones and the CRCT both assess a student’s understanding of the grade level content standards, the two sets of scores are not comparable. The Georgia Milestones and the CRCT are two different tests with two different achievement expectations. The CRCT established some of the lowest expectations for student proficiency in the nation. Because of the higher expectation established with the Georgia Milestones, it was expected that fewer students would score at the proficient or higher performance level.
“We have known for a long time Georgia students performed well on Georgia tests, but not as well on national tests. The Georgia Milestones sets a higher standard for our students, a standard that is comparable to other national measures of student achievement. As we did with feedback received from the CRCT, we will use the results to improve our academic programs for all of our students,” commented Wes Taylor, Superintendent of Schools.
LHS Graduation 2015
LCS MASTER CALENDAR
LCS MASTER CALENDAR
Petition for A High School Diploma
On March 30, 2015, Governor Nathan Deal signed into law House Bill 91. House Bill 91 retroactively eliminates the Georgia High School Graduation Test as a requirement for students who took the test between 1994 (when the test was established) and the present. State Board Rule in 2011 eliminated the test as a requirement for graduation, but that elimination did not extend to students who had already taken the test. House Bill 91 extends back to all graduation tests, beginning with the Basic Skills Test which was administered to students who enrolled for the first time in grade 9 during the 1981-1982 school year.
House Bill 91 only affects those persons who did not earn a high school diploma SOLELY for the reason of being unable to pass the GHSGT, the GHSWT, or its predecessor(s). If you did not get a diploma due to failure to meet specific high school course unit requirements, this law does not apply to you. Linked here are a copy of House Bill 91, the Petition for High School Diploma form, the Diploma Petition Timeline, and the HB91-High School Graduation Diploma Petition-Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document.
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RFP for Storage Attached Network (SAN)
The Lowndes County Schools system is soliciting sealed proposals for a 20TB Storage Area Network (SAN). Please read carefully the minimum specifications and respond to each requirement. Sealed proposals must be received by 2 pm, Wednesday, December 2, 2015, as specified in the RFP document linked below.
School Nutrition Assistants (PRN)
The Lowndes County School Nutrition Program is seeking substitute nutrition assistants. Temporary assignments may turn into regular positions. Applicants must possess a high school diploma or GED and complete a criminal background check.
Applications may be completed at the Lowndes Board of Education Central Office, 1592 Norman Drive, Valdosta, Georgia or from the Lowndes County School System Employment Portal at www.lowndescountyschooldistrict.com.
The Lowndes County School System and USDA are an equal opportunity provider and employer.
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