• Georgia Milestones Assessment System


    The Georgia Milestones Assessment System (Georgia Milestones) is a comprehensive summative assessment program for grades 3 through high school; the assessments measure how well students have learned the knowledge and skills outlined in the state-adopted content standards in language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.  High school students will take an end-of-course assessment for each of the eight courses designated by the State Board of Education.

    The Georgia Milestone Assessment System include:

    ·         open-ended (constructed-response) items in language arts and mathematics (9th Grade Lit., American Lit. (11th Grade), Coordinate Algebra (9th Grade) and Analytic Geometry (10th Grade)

    ·         a writing component (in response to passages read by students) in 9th Grade Lit and American Lit. courses

    ·         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; 30% of the students being tested must take the assessment online this year

     

    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.  The assessments will be administered in December (Economics and students who complete the Semester B portion of the courses listed below) and May this school year in the following eight courses :

    ·         Language Arts

    ·         Ninth Grade Literature and Composition

    ·         American Literature and Composition

    ·         Mathematics

    ·         Coordinate Algebra

    ·         Analytic Geometry

    ·         Science

    ·         Physical Science

    ·         Biology

    ·         Social Studies

    ·         United States History

    ·         Economics/Business/Free Enterprise

    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.
     
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