Georgia Milestones for 2020/21 School Year

  • Georgia Milestones scores will NOT be used to determine Advanced Math placement at Howard Middle school for the 2021/22 school year. 
    The Georgia Milestones Assessment System is a comprehensive summative assessment program and represents a single system of summative assessments that span all three levels of the state's educational system – elementary, middle, and high school.  The system is designed to send consistent signals about students' preparedness for the next level, be it the next grade, course, or endeavor, such as entering college or beginning a career after leaving the K-12 educational system. 


    In-Person Families - 
    Face–to–Face students will be expected to participate in Georgia Milestones.  Contact Dr. Sinclair with questions.

    Virtual Families - Virtual students are not required to participate in Georgia Milestones, however, you may opt your child in to participate.  If you would like to have your child participate, please contact Dr. Sinclair.  Your child will be expected to come to MES@Inman, on time, during their grade level Milestones administration days.  There is no option to take GA Milestones virtually.

    The assessments will begin promptly each day at 8:15 a.m. Please make sure your student gets plenty of sleep the night before testing, eats a nutritious breakfast, and arrives at school between 7:30 and 8:00 a.m. on assessment days!

     

3rd Grade Schedule

  • Mon April 26 - ELA Evidence-Based Writing
    Thurs April 29 - ELA Sections 2&3
    Mon May 3 - Math Sections 1&2

    MAKE-UPS:  Make-ups will occur each day after testing beginning after 11:30 AM. 

4th Grade Schedule

  • Thurs May 6 - ELA Evidence-Based Writing
    Mon May 10 - ELA Sections 2&3
    Thurs May 13 - Math Sections 1&2

    MAKE-UPS:  Make-ups will occur each day after testing beginning after 11:30 AM. 

5th Grade Schedule

  • Mon April 26 - ELA Evidence-Based Writing
    Thurs April 29 - ELA Sections 2&3
    Mon May 3 - Math Sections 1&2
    Thurs May 6 - Science Sections 1&2

    MAKE-UPS:  Make-ups will occur each day after testing beginning after 11:30 AM. 

  • 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 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).  

    Georgia Milestones scores will NOT be used to determine Advanced Math placement at Howard Middle school for the 2021.22 school year.  

    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 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 a percentage of the student’s final course grade per State Board Rule 160-4-2-.13 Statewide Passing Score.​

    Visit the Georgia Department of Education website to learn more about the Georgia Milestones.