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If you have registered for Work-Based Learning for the 2018-19 school year, please make sure you come to Room 503 to pick up an application.  Applications are due back by April 27th.

Georgia Milestones

What are the Georgia Milestones?

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 English Language Arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.  Students in grades 3 through 8 take an end-of-grade assessment in English Language Arts and mathematics while students in grades 5 and 8 are also assessed in science and social studies. High school students take an end-of-course assessment for each of the ten courses designated by the State Board of Education.

Features the Georgia Milestone Assessment System include:

  • open-ended (constructed-response) items in English 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 English 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 the online administration over time, with the online administration considered the primary mode of administration and paper-pencil as back-up until the transition is complete.
To get more in-depth and detailed information, or to watch an informative video on Georgia Milestones please click on the GaDOE logo below.