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Georgia Milestones Assessment System

The Georgia Milestones Assessment System is a comprehensive summative assessment program spanning grades 3 through high school.  Georgia Milestones measures how well students have learned the knowledge and skills outlined in the state-adopted content standards in language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.  Students in grades 3 through 8 will take an end-of-grade assessment in each content area, while high school students take an end-of-course assessment for each of the eight courses designated by the State Board of Education.

Features of the Georgia Milestone Assessment System include:

  • open-ended (constructed-response) items in language arts and mathematics (all grades and courses);

  • a writing component (in response to passages read by students) at every grade level and course within the language arts assessment;

  • norm-referenced items in all content areas and courses, to complement the criterion-referenced information and to provide a national comparison; and

  • transition to online administration over time, with online administration considered the primary mode of administration and paper-pencil as back-up until the transition is complete.

Please explore the following links below for valuable information that may be of interest to you:

1.  Georgia Milestones Assessment System Frequently Asked Questions

2.  FAQs Georgia Milestones Assessment System End of Grade Measures Scores and Reports

3.  FAQs Georgia Milestones Assessment System End of Course Measures Scores and Reports  

4.  Parents' Guide to New Test in Georgia

5.Georgia Milestones End of Grade Study/Resource Guide for Students and Parents

6.  Georgia Milestones End of Course Study/Resource Guide for Students and Parents

7.Georgia Milestones Quick Fact Sheet from First District RESA

8.Georgia Milestones Questions and Answers for Parents

9.Georgia Milestones Resources for CES Parents

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