205-04 6th grade brochure

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                 Assessment                            Dear Parents,                                              Implementation Schedule for
                                                                                                                    the Georgia Performance
• Throughout the year, classroom teachers will
  assess each student’s growth and progress toward
                                                          Thank you for all you do as
                                                       parents to guide your children’s                              Standards in 6th Grade                                                 th
  achievement of the learning goals specified in the
                                                       learning! I am confident that                                                                                                          Grade
  state curriculum (GPS or QCC if GPS have not         the future of all our children                                             2005-2006
  been implemented).                                   will be bright because of your                                        English Language Arts
                                                       continued support of public                                               Mathematics
• These classroom assessments will be used to guide    education in Georgia.                                                        Science
  instruction in order to provide every child with        We are beginning the most extensive improvement
  the opportunity to learn and to succeed.             in Georgia education undertaken in the last 18 years—                       2007-2008
                                                       the implementation of the Georgia Performance
                                                                                                                                  Social Studies
• Students will be made aware of the performance
                                                       Standards (GPS). The new state curriculum sets high
  expectations for 6th grade and will acquire self-
                                                       standards, maintains clear expectations, and will place
  monitoring and self-assessing skills to help them
  maximize their achievement.                          our schools and our students not just at the top of the           Contact Information                           THE NEW GEORGIA
                                                       Southeast, but at the top of the nation.
                                                          As a parent, I personally understand that this kind
                                                                                                                          Dr. Eloise Barron, Director              PERFORMANCE STANDARDS
• In the spring, Criterion-Referenced Competency                                                                          Division of Curriculum and
  Tests in Reading, Language Arts, Mathematics,        of change may generate questions and concerns: Why                    Instructional Services
  Science, and Social Studies will be administered     do we need a change? How will this impact my child?
  to 6th graders in order to provide a standardized    What will be different in my child’s classroom?               Gerald Boyd - English Language Arts
  measure of student learning.                            For this reason, I have made communication and                  Claire Pierce - Mathematics
                                                       keeping you informed an absolute priority. Georgia’s                Stephen Pruitt - Science
• Beginning in the year the Georgia Performance                                                                      Dr. William Cranshaw - Social Studies
                                                       teachers and administrators have been preparing for
  Standards are implemented for a content area, the
  CRCT Tests will directly align with those GPS.       this change, and they will be able to answer many of           (404) 656-4059 or (404) 656-2608
                                                       your questions at your local schools. I also encourage
                                                       you to visit the Georgia Department of Education
                                                       website to find out more about the new curriculum:
                                                          It is a great day for education in Georgia. Like
                                                       never before, our state is unified behind a mission to
                                                       raise the achievement level of all students in our
                                                                                                                                                                          We will lead the nation
                                                       public schools. Toward this aim, we have rallied
                                                                                                                                                                     in improving student achievement.
                                                       together and successfully tackled many challenges,
                                                       ushering in a new level of accountability and quality
                                                                                                                                   Kathy Cox,
                                                       in education. Thank you for your support as we
                                                                                                                         State Superintendent of Schools
                                                       continue to raise the bar for our state’s most precious
                                                       resource, our children.                                           www.georgiastandards.org
                                                                                                                                                                                Kathy Cox,
                                                       Kathy Cox,                                                                                                     State Superintendent of Schools
                                                                                                                 The Georgia Department of Education is an Equal
                                                       State Superintendent of Schools                                       Opportunity Employer
      6th Grade Language Arts                                 6th Grade Mathematics                                     6th Grade Science                                  6th Grade Social Studies

Sixth grade students will receive instruction in       All students will be actively engaged in developing   Sixth grade students will employ inquiry,              Sixth grade students will study the history,
reading, writing, and listening, speaking & viewing.   mathematical understandings in real and relevant      research, and investigation to study Earth             geography, political structures, and economics of
By the end of 6th grade, students will be able to:     contexts. By the end of 6th grade, students will be   Science. By the end of 6th grade, students will        Latin America & Canada, Europe, Australia &
                                                       able to:                                              be able to:                                            Oceania. By the end of 6th grade, students will
• Use oral and written language, media, and                                                                                                                         be able to:
  technology for expressive, informational,            • Understand the four arithmetic operations as they   • Collect, use, and analyze scientific data related
  argumentative, critical, and literary purposes         relate to positive rational numbers                   to the earth’s processes                             • Explain major historical developments leading
                                                                                                                                                                      to and of 20th & 21st century Latin America
• Determine specific areas of interest and engage in   • Compute with and convert between different          • Use different models to represent systems such as      & Canada, Europe, Australia & Oceania
  personal reading                                       forms of positive rational numbers                    the solar system and the sun/moon/earth system
                                                                                                                                                                    • Explain the impact of location, climate, physical
• Analyze their own writing in order to revise what    • Understand the concepts of ratio and proportion,    • Record observations about the earth’s materials        characteristics, natural resources, and population
  they say and how they say it                           and solve problems using proportional reasoning       and use these observations as the basis for            size on these regions of the modern world
                                                                                                               inferences about the formation of the earth
• Employ distinctive voice and style in writing        • Understand and use line and rotational symmetry                                                            • Describe the cultural characteristics of Latin
                                                                                                             • Describe observations and report information in        America & Canada, Europe, Australia
• Proof their own writing and edit to conform to       • Determine the surface area and volume of solid        graphical form about the earth’s processes             & Oceania
  basic conventions of Standard English                  figures
                                                                                                             • Recognize relationships between simple charts        • Describe the impact of governmental policies
• Convey opinions through oral communication,          • Use variables to represent unknown quantities in      and graphs and develop strategies for interpreting     and individual behaviors on these regions of the
  role-play, or performances                             formulae, algebraic expressions, and equations        findings about the earth’s processes                   modern world

• Apply specific guidelines to evaluate content and    • Utilize data to make predictions                    • Replicate investigations related to the earth’s      • Describe different economic systems and
  strategies in listening, speaking, and viewing                                                               processes and compare and contrast different           economic policies as they relate to these regions
  assignments                                          • Determine the probability of a given event            results                                                of the modern world

                                                                                                                                                                    • Explain concepts of personal money management

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