Testing and Assessment FAQs

What tests are required as part of the program?

For the 2015–2016 school year, in addition to K¹² lesson, unit, and semester assessments, GCA students are required to take the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) and Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS). These tests are a required part of participation in GCA.

How is student progress assessed?

The Georgia Cyber Academy is a mastery-based program, which means students master concepts before moving on to the next lesson. Following NCLB and state guidelines, students are expected to make at least a year's growth in a year's time. Teachers will assess mastery and provide feedback to students and families.