FCS Leads Large Districts in GA for 20-21 GA Milestones
The Georgia Milestones Assessment System is a comprehensive summative assessment program and represents a single system of summative assessments that spans all three levels of the state's educational system – elementary, middle, and high school. The assessments evaluate student learning along four levels of achievement: beginning, developing, proficient, and distinguished.
End of Grade (EOG) tests are grades 3-8. The assessments cover ELA, Math, Science, 8th grade Social Studies, and High School Physical Science. End of Course (EOC) tests are for high school courses in grades 8/9-12. The assessments cover Algebra 1, American Lit, Biology, and U.S. History.
Additionally, numerous Forsyth County schools were in the top 10 in Georgia for Milestones assessments:
Social Studies: 1
Algebra 1: 2
American Lit: 3
S. History: 1
FCS teaches the Georgia Performance Standards. According to the Georgia Department of Education, “the performance standards provide clear expectations for instruction, assessment, and student work. They define the level of work that demonstrates achievement of the standards, enabling a teacher to know “how good is good enough.” The performance standards isolate and identify the skills needed to use the knowledge and skills to problem-solve, reason, communicate, and make connections with other information. They also tell the teacher how to assess the extent to which the student knows the material or can manipulate and apply the information.”