6th Grade Language Arts

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  • In Language Arts, students must read and comprehend high-level texts, and write well-developed responses in a relatively short amount of time. 

    Teachers work with students on a daily basis, unpacking assessment data and providing targeted support for students who have not yet mastered the required content. eCLASS pages are updated with resources, including practice assessments and writing prompts -- all as part of regular instruction.

    In sixth grade, students must score at least 525+ for Proficient OR 581+ for Distinguished on the Language Arts GMAS. Students are also expected to demonstrate a Lexile score of 1070 or higher. In addition to meeting scoring requirements, ALL students are expected to show growth from the previous year’s testing.

What does mastery look like?

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How can you help your child be ready?

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  • Mark your calendars! Attendance is crucial during the weeks leading up to and during the GMAS exams.

    Know the numbers! If your student has failed to meet grade-level expectations in past years, help them prepare at home. Challenge your proficient student to move to distinguished!

    Ask questions! Ask your student how they are preparing and how you can help. Remind them of resources!

    Believe! The GMAS is one indicator of student learning in GCPS – and it is powerful. Talk to your child’s teacher if you have questions.

Want to learn more?

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Want to help your student be their best?

  • Ask your child about using Amplify, HMH, USATestPrep and more! Some of these tools are available through the student portal.

    Be sure to check your child's eClass pages for updates from teachers.

    Remember, one of the biggest predictors of academic success is Independent Reading! Talk to your child about IR – and make sure they are reading EVERY DAY!