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Georgia Milestones Assessment System

What content areas and grade levels are tested?

High school students enrolled on at 6th Street Academy campus, Northeast Campus, Moultrie Technical College Campus of Tift County High School, and the Tift County High School main campus will take an end-of-course assessment in the following eight courses this semester on the following dates:
 December 15-16 (RESCHEDULED by state)
 Coordinate Algebra
 Geometry
 December 3-5
 9th Grade Literature and Composition
 11th Grade American Literature
 December 8-9
 US History
 Economics
 December 10-11
 Physical Science
 Biology
 December 12
 Makeup Tests
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.
Features 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.
What is the purpose of Georgia Milestones?
The Georgia Milestones Assessment System is designed to provide information about how well students are mastering the state-adopted content standards in the core content areas of language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Importantly, Georgia Milestones is designed to provide students with critical information about their own achievement and their readiness for their next level of learning – be it the next grade, the next course, or endeavor (college or career). Informing parents, educators, and the public about how well students are learning important content is an essential aspect of any educational assessment and accountability system. Parents, the public, and policy makers, including local school districts and boards of education, can use the results as a barometer of the quality of educational opportunity provided throughout the state of Georgia. As such, Georgia Milestones serves as a key component of the state’s accountability system – the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI).

Check out this video provided by the GADOE for more information:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgtvKTbBP8E&feature=player_embedded


Georgia Department of Education
2014