Return to Headlines

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.

For 2021-22, Forsyth County Schools (FCS) continues to lead the state. View a summary of FCS and Georgia 2022 End of Grade data here. FCS ranked first in Georgia among large districts (those that test 1,000+ students) in the following areas:

  • 3rd grade ELA
  • 4th grade ELA
  • 5th grade ELA
  • 6th grade ELA
  • 3rd grade Math
  • 4th grade Math
  • 5th grade Math
  • 6th grade Math
  • 7th grade Math
  • Algebra 11
  • American Lit
  • Biology

Additionally, numerous Forsyth County schools were in the top 10 in Georgia for Milestones assessments:

  • ELA: 8
  • Math: 21
  • Science: 1
  • Social Studies: 1
  • Algebra 1: 2
  • American Lit: 3
  • Biology: 1
  • 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.”