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Testing at GMS 2013-2014 School Year

Throughout the school year there are several formal assessments given to all middle school students. 

Math CRA Testing
This test is the Constructed Response Assessment and tests students' ability to explain how they understand mathematical relationships and explain their processes. 

DEA Testing
Discovery Education Testing (DEA Testing) is a series of tests based on research studies.  The tests help to determine the areas of learning in which students need assistance.  This testing is a way to maximize student learning, prepare students for high stakes testing and predict scores on state tests.  This year, our DEA testing will take place online.   

TCAP Writing Assessment
The TCAP Writing Assessment takes place in February and is used to assess students' mastery of different writing styles. 

TCAP Testing
This state testing takes place in April and will count as a percentage of your student's final grades for the school year.  Students score Below Basic, Basic, Proficient, or Advanced in each of the four subject areas. 

Please check the School Calendar for exact testing dates.

For more information on these and other Assessments, please visit the MNPS Testing Page by clicking HERE