Assessments are tasks designed to measure what students know and are able to do. JCSS believes that through the use of varied and trustworthy instruments of measurement, teachers are able to assess accurately a student's skill or mastery of standards.
Jackson County Schools utilizes an assessment program comprised of district (local), state, and classroom assessments. Results of assessments are utilized to identify students' level of content mastery, to guide teachers with instructional planning, and to support the district in identifying strengths and weaknesses in order to improve instructional effectiveness.
JCSS follows guidelines for test security, test preparation, test administration, and test data as provided by the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE), the Professional Standards Commission (PSC), and the Jackson County Board of Education. JCSS provides many measures of test security, which includes providing extensive training for school-level testing coordinators, limiting access to test materials, and system-level administrative oversight on test days.
- NWEA MAP
- Fountas & Pinnell
- ACCESS for ELLs 2.0
- Georgia Alternate Assessment 2.0 (GAA 2.0)
- Georgia Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills 2.0 (GKIDS 2.0)
- Georgia Milestones Assessment System