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What is the purpose of Georgi
a 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 English 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 the next 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).  

What is assessed? 

Georgia Milestones measures how well students have learned the knowledge and skills outlined in the state-adopted content standards in English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.  

Georgia Milestones is administered primarily online and includes the following features:

  • Technology-enhanced items in all grades and courses,
  • Open-ended (constructed response) items in English language arts in all grades and courses,
  • A writing component (in response to passages read by students) at every grade level and course within the English language arts assessment,
  • A reported Lexile score based on the English language arts assessment in all grades and courses, and
  • Estimated norm-referenced performance ranges for all grades and courses.

Georgia Milestones is a single assessment system that consists of end-of-grade measures in English language arts and mathematics in grades 3-8, end-of-grade measures in science in grades 5 and 8, end-of-grade measure in social studies in grade 8, and end-of-course measures for specified high school courses.

The end-of-course measures are administered at the completion of the course, regardless of the grade level. Middle school students who are enrolled in one or more of these courses are required to take the associated end-of-course (EOC) measure. These measures serve as the final exam for the course and contribute 20% to the student's final course grade.  


Georgia Milestones ELA Mathematics Science Social Studies
End-of-Grade (EOG) Grades 3 – 8 Grades 3 – 8 Grades 5 & 8 Grade 8
End-of-Course (EOC) American Literature and Composition Algebra I/ Coordinate Algebra Biology U.S. History


Online Georgia Milestone Practice Test

This practice site lets students see what testing online is like. Parents are welcome to try it too. The items on the demonstration tests are general and are organized into three grade bands: Grades 3 – 5, Grades 6 – 8, and High School in the content areas of English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. The items do not necessarily represent the specific grade-level content that students learn daily in their classrooms. Included in this site are examples of new types of test items that are being field tested this spring. Items that are field tested do not impact the scores of students. The primary purpose is to let students experience, firsthand, the functionality of the online testing platform. The sample tests are not graded, so have fun! (the platform is only available on the Google Chrome browser from 7AM-10PM)

If you have any questions and/or concerns, please contact:

Crystal Mattox, Ed.S.
Assessment Coordinator
770.651.2844
crystal.mattox@dcssga.org

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