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 Georgia Milestones 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.