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VCS to Offer Quarterly "Pulse Check"

Illuminate Education is a data and assessment platform that allows teachers and leaders to build high-quality assessments aligned to the rigor of our Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE).  Students are able to take these assessments online as students also do with the Georgia Milestones Assessment System (GMAS). Pulse Check performance results are available almost immediately to allow teachers to better understand what a student knows and what concepts need remediation to ensure grade-level mastery. Teachers will also be able to develop individual and common GSE-aligned assessments using the Illuminate Education system to inform decisions for instructional planning, instructional delivery, and student support needs. Students are encouraged to do their best on the VCS Pulse Checks that will be used to further ensure quality teaching and learning in VCS classrooms. 

Our first VCS Pulse Check assessment window will be October 11 - 24. 

Please contact your child’s school if you have any questions regarding our new Pulse Checks.