Cobb Schools Applies to GaDOE to Pilot New Assessment System

In the Cobb County School District, teachers know that students are more than a test score.

The 23rd largest district in the country has applied to the Georgia Department of Education to launch a pilot assessment program that focuses on the individual student. It will show what each student knows and how to teach each student what they don’t know.   

The Cobb County School District leaders decided to develop the district’s own assessment system to empower teachers, demonstrate learning, provide accountability, realign instruction time, and transform our education system.   

The state of Georgia will review Cobb’s application for a pilot assessment program during September’s Georgia Board of Education meeting. If approved by the state board, Cobb’s new assessments will give teachers the freedom to teach and students the freedom to learn.