Georgia Milestones Assessment System
The Georgia Milestones Assessment System (Georgia Milestones) 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 will take an end-of-course
assessment for each of the eight courses designated by the State Board of Education.
What content areas and grade levels are tested?
Students in grades 3 through 8 will take an end-of-grade assessment in the content areas of language arts, mathematics, science, social studies. These tests are administered towards the end of the school year, typically in April or early May. Each school district selects a local testing window from within the state designated timeframe to administer the end-of-grade measures. Students at the high school level will take an end-of-course assessment in the following ten courses:
The end-of-course measures are administered at the completion of the course, regardless of the grade level. These measures serve as the final exam for the course, and contribute 20% to the student’s final course grade. Each school district selects a local testing window, based on their local school calendar, from within the state- designated testing window. Middle school students who are enrolled in one or more of these courses are required to take the associated end-of-course (EOC) measure. If enrolled in a mathematics and/or science EOC course, these middle school students will not take the corresponding content area end-of-grade (EOG) measure.
Achievement Level Descriptors
With the implementation of the Georgia Milestones Assessment System, Georgia educators have developed
four achievement levels to describe student master and command of the knowledge and skills outlined in
Georgia's content standards. The four achievement levels are described below:
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