Welcome to Pike County Middle School! At PCMS we believe that with proper support and exposure to a variety of ideas and experiences, each child can maximize his or her own unique potential. To that end, we strive to offer our students educational opportunities that allow them to think critically, solve problems, and be ready to face any challenge—in school and out of school.
Pike County Middle School students will take the Georgia Milestones End-of-Grade Tests (EOG) April 12 – May 7. The EOGs are state-mandated tests. The Georgia Milestones Assessment System is designed to provide information about how well students are mastering the state-adopted content standards in the core content areas of English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.
Eighth grade students enrolled in high school credit classes will take the End-of-Course Tests (EOC) during the same testing window in the afternoon testing sessions. These measures serve as the final exam for the course, and contribute 20% to the student’s final course grade.
Georgia Milestones is designed to provide students with critical information about their own achievement and their readiness for their next level of learning – be it the next grade, the next course, or endeavor (college or career).
Remediation and Retesting
Eighth grade students who do not meet the required performance guidelines in English Language Arts and Math will be provided remediation and an opportunity to retest. Students will not be compared to their peers as in norm-referenced testing, but will be measured on how well they are meeting academic standards.
The testing calendar is designed to minimize disruption of students' schedules. All tests will be online this year, so it is imperative that students attend their testing session on the assigned date and time!
The Hope Survey is an anonymous instrument used to collect student data around Hope, Engagement, Academic Press, Goal Orientation, Belongingness, and Autonomy. The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Schools use this data to inform decisions around student supports and school practices that ultimately promote a more positive learning environment and improved student achievement. For more information on the Hope Survey please visit https://www.hopesurvey.org/. PCMS students will be taking the Hope Survey March 25 - 29.
The Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) gives you the right to opt your child out of participating in the survey. If you do not wish for your child to participate in the Hope Survey, please contact our school principal at email@example.com by Friday, March 22, 2019.