• Georgia Milestones Assessment


    The Georgia Milestones test is adminstered in April.  Students take the tests in the academic areas of Reading, Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies. 

    Features of the Georgia Milestone Assessment System include: 

    • open-ended (constructed-response) items in language arts and mathematics (all grades and courses);
    • tradtional multiple choice responses
    • writing component (in response to passages read by students) at every grade level and course within the language arts assessment;
    • norm-referenced items in all content areas and courses, to complement the criterion-referenced information and to provide a national comparison




    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 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 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 syste?m – the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI).  

                  ~~~information quoted from Department of Education website

Last Modified on June 20, 2016