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About the Georgia Milestones


  • From the Georgia Department of Education (2015) website:

    What is the Georgia Milestones?

    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 [(EOG)] assessment in English Language Arts and mathematics while students in grades 5 and 8 are also assessed in science and social studies...

    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...

    What is the purpose of the Georgia Milestones?

    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 endeavor (college or career)...

     For additional information about the Georgia Milestones Assessment System, please visit Georgia Department of Education's webpage by clicking this link.


    What content areas and grade levels are tested?

    At Sutton, students in grades 6 & 7 will take an EOG assessment in:

    • English Language Arts
    • Mathematics

    Sutton students in grade 8 will take an EOG assessment in:

    • English Language Arts
    • Mathematics*
    • Science
    • Social Studies.

    When? Who? What?

    • Wednesday, 4/25/18 - 6th & 8th Grades - Writing EOG
    • Thursday, 4/26/18 - 6th & 8th Grades - English Language Arts EOG
    • Friday, 4/27/18 - 6th & 8th Grades - Math EOG or Algebra I End-of-Course Assessment*
    • Monday, 4/30/18 - 7th Grade Writing EOG; 8th Grade - Science EOG
    • Tuesday, 5/1/18 - 7th Grade English Language Arts EOG; 8th Grade - Social Studies EOG
    • Wednesday, 5/2/18 - 7th Grade - Math EOG

    *if an 8th Grade student is enrolled in Algebra I, he/she will take the Algebra I End-of-Course Assessment instead of the Grade 8 Mathematics EOG.

    How?