Let's get ready for the MATH GMAS!!!
Because practice really DOES make perfect...
or pretty close to it! :)
Welcome to the GMAS Prep Page!! Sniff around and find lots of great resources for getting your child ready for the GMAS!
Scroll down for games, resources, and website links!
Frequently Asked Questions about the GMAS...
What does GMAS stand for? I'm glad you asked! It stands for "Georgia Milestones Assessment System" and incorporates writing in each subject area.
When does Hesse take the GMAS this year? Hesse's GMAS dates are April 21-May 1. Please go ahead and clear your calendar for those days. Vacations, doctor's appointments, and other appointments should NOT be planned for GMAS testing dates. Test days are broken down below:
April 21 - ELA/Reading Sections 1 and 2: Constructed response, selected response, and narrative writing
April 22 - ELA Section 3: Extended response writing
April 23 - Math
April 27 - Science
April 28 - Social Studies
*Make ups will be scheduled on days when subject tests are not scheduled.
What happens if my child doesn't pass the reading or math GMAS this year? Under the new gateway rule, if your child does not attain an 630L (Lexile) on the SRI assessment and a 203 RIT score on the MAP math assessment, he/she cannot be promoted to 5th grade. Click HERE for more information.
What happens if my child is out sick or misses a day of GMAS testing? He or she will have to make it up on the "Make Up Day." PLEASE do everything possible to avoid scheduling doctor appointments, vacations, etc. during these testing dates. These tests are extremely important!
Dealing with STRESS!
What IS stress?!
6 Steps to study smarter so you don't feel so stressed!
What to do if you can't sleep because you're stressed or nervous!
Talk it out!
!!!NEW!!! Publications by the Georgia Dept. of Education !!!NEW!!!
Scroll down to find...
2015 GMAS Parent Guide brochure
2015 GMAS 4th Grade Study Guide
2015 Content Weights for GMAS
You can make these documents larger by clicking on "Fullscreen" above each document, or by using the magnifying glass button at the bottom of each document. To print, click on the "Print" link above each document.
MORE GMAS Practice Tests, Preparation Games,
and Helpful Hints!
PARENTS!!! LOOK!!! --> FREE Downloadable PRACTICE BOOK full of math problems and review!!!!!! (also available in other grade levels and in Spanish!)
Also FREE... downloadable Supplemental Activities for Common Core Math practice!!
EngageNY - GREAT test prep for GMAS!!
IXL - Common Core test question practice! (click on the blue buttons for the questions)
CommonCore Flipbook of Standards and Examples (4th grade math for parents/educators)
MathSlice - online math practice GMAS-style tests! (Click the "4th grade" button for 4th grade practice tests!!)
Practice tests! (Choose "Math 4")
Math Review Games/Practice
www.adaptedmind.com (scroll down, then click on 4th grade at the bottom)
www.mathabc.com (click on 4th grade on the left)
SmarterBalanced - Test Prep for GMAS
New York State Elementary Test Prep
Although this is geared towards NY's standards, there are many standards that we share with the state. Click on ELA, Math, or Social Studies at the top of the page, then Grade 4. Browse the options and check out the review pages for each standard! Great for reviewing!
IXL Math Practice!
Pete's PowerPoint Station
TONS of interactive PowerPoint presentations that review ALL kinds of things we've learned this year!! Check out the "Math Index," "Language Arts Index," "Science Index," "American History," "Social Studies," and "Reading Comprehension" PowerPoints for a great overview of skills!
Elementaryschooltutoring.com - GMAS Prep
Georgia Online Assessment System
Enter the Username and Password that were sent home at the beginning of the year in order to access the CRCT practice tests! If you need this information again, please e-mail me and I can send it to you!