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The New Georgia Milestones

over 3 years ago

The Georgia Milestones Assessment System (Georgia Milestones) is a comprehensive summative assessment pro​gram spanning grades 3 through high school.  Georgia Milestones measures how well students have learned the knowledge and skills outlined in the state-adopted content standards in language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.  Students in grades 3 through 8 will take an end-of-grade assessment in each content area, while high school students will take an end-of-course assessment for each of the eight courses designated by the State Board of Education.

Features the Georgia Milestone Assessment System include:

  • open-ended (constructed-response) items in language arts and mathematics (all grades and courses);
  • a writing component (in response to passages read by students) at every grade level and course within the language arts assessment;
  • norm-referenced items in all content areas and courses, to complement the criterion-referenced information and to provide a national comparison; and
  • transition to online administration over time, with online administration considered the primary mode of administration and paper-penc​il as back-up until the transition is complete.

Principal's Promise Statement

over 3 years ago

First of all, it is an honor and a privilege to be assigned as the educational leader of Metter Middle School. I truly believe that it takes all stakeholders to be involved in the planning, implementing, assessing, monitoring, and financing schools to achieve exceptional student performance.

As the Principal of Metter Middle School, I promise to:

  • Provide strong instructional leadership that focuses on student achievement for all students at Metter Middle School.
  • Provide a safe, clean, and welcoming environment that is conducive to teaching and learning.
  • Utilize shared decision-making as we incorporate a team-based approach to create and maintain a culture that promotes student learning.
  • Work together to provide a viable and guaranteed curriculum coupled with instructional practices that are relevant, challenging, and foster excellence.

  • Hire highly qualified teachers and professional who are passionate about building positive relationships and establishing mutual respect amongst students, staff, and parents.
  • Observe, encourage, coach, and provide support for all teachers who are to instruct children at Metter Middle School and provide timely feedback by way of clear written and verbal communication.
  • Keep parents informed and involved in the education of their child through parent contact from teachers and staff (telephone calls, emails, letters, etc.), periodic reports on the students’ progress, newspaper articles, “On Call” services, etc.
  • Implement structures that support continuous improvement in order to prepare students to become confident, self-motivated, lifelong learners.
  • Make every stakeholder feel valued and to serve in our positions with integrity and character.

No child will be predestined to educational failure because of his/her family background, race, or socioeconomic status!