• Georgia Milestones Information

    • The following information was taken from the Georgia Department of Education website (http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Pages/Georgia-Milestones-Assessment-System.aspx):
       
          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 online administration over time, with online administration considered the primary mode of administration and paper-pencil as back-up until the transition is complete.

      Links for Parents (which can also be found on the gadoe.org website):

      Study Guide for Students and Parents

      GMAS Assessment Guide

      Questions and Answers for Parents

      Lexile Resources