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Prepare your child for the Milestones Testing Format with this link! Helpful hint - it works with Google Chrome.

Click here for a "Study Guide" for Milestones.  It is for Third Grade, but the information is useful for any grade level.  

Click on the link below for a Mock Milestones Experience.  
 
From their site....

The Georgia Milestones tests measure what students in grades 3 through high school have learned. Many students will take the tests online.

This practice site lets students see what testing online is like. Parents and educators are welcome to try it too. The items on the demonstration tests are general and are organized into three grade bands: Grades 3 – 5, Grades 6 – 8, and High School in the content areas of English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. The items do not necessarily represent the specific grade-level content that students learn daily in their classrooms. Included in this site are examples of new types of test items that are being field tested this spring. Items that are field tested do not impact the scores of students. The primary purpose is to let students experience, firsthand, the functionality of the online testing platform. The sample tests are not graded, so have fun!

Technical documentation, tutorials, and a link to your online experience can be found on this website.

 
The students will be exposed to this website in their computer class with Mrs. Keller, but you may want to familiarize your child with it at home, as well.  
Thank you!
 

2018-2019 Schedule for Fayette County's Milestones Testing:

Week 1

April 8 – Bring charged chromebooks and chargers to school 
April 9 – Grade 3 & 5 ELA I
April 10 – Grade 3 & 5 ELA II
April 11 – Grade 3 & 5 ELA III
April 12 – Grade 4 ELA I

 

Week 2

April 15 – Grade 4 ELA II 
April 16 – Grade 4 ELA III
April 17 – Grade 3 & 5 Math I
April 18 – Grade 3 & 5 Math II
April 19 – Grade 5 Science 

Week 3

 
April 22 - Grade 5 Social Studies
April 23 – Grade 4 Math I 
April 24 – Grade 4 Math II

There is a video is designed to provide an introduction to the Georgia Milestones Assessment System. This short, animated video provides a friendly overview of Georgia’s new assessment. The video highlights the purpose of the assessment, the types of questions that students will see, and the types of feedback that students, parents, and educators will receive.

 
The video is available on the Georgia Milestones website at: http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Pages/Georgia-Milestones-Assessment-System.aspx
 
According to the Ga Dept of Education website:
 

The Georgia Milestones Assessment System (Georgia Milestones) is a comprehensive summative assessment pro​gram 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-penc​il as back-up until the transition is complete.
 
What is the purpose of Georgi​a 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 abo​u​t 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).  

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).  

What content areas and grade​​ levels are tested?

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.​

Students at the high school level will take an end-of-course assessment in the following ten courses:

  • English Language Arts
    • Ninth Grade Literature and Composition
    • American Literature and Composition
  • Mathematics
    • Algebra I or Coordinate Algebra
    • Geometry or Analytic Geometry
  • Science
    • Biology
    • Physical Science​​
  • ​​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. Middle school students who are enrolled in one or more of these courses are required to take the associated end-of-course (EOC) measure. 

If enrolled in a mathematics and/or science EOC course, these middle school students will not take the corresponding content area end-of-grade (EOG) measure.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​