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Georgia Milestones Assessment 

What is the Georgia Milestones Assessment?
The Georgia Milestones Assessment System is a comprehensive summative assessment program and represents a single system of summative assessments that span all three levels of the state's educational system – elementary, middle, and high school.  The system is designed to send consistent signals about students' preparedness for the next level, be it the next grade, course, or endeavor, such as entering college or beginning a career after leaving the K-12 educational system. 

What is assessed?

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.  

Georgia Milestones is a single assessment system that consists of end-of-grade measures in English language arts and mathematics in grades 3-8, end-of-grade measures in science in grades 5 and 8, end-of-grade measures in social studies in grade 8, and end-of-course measures for specified high school courses.

How are the Georgia Milestones Assessments administered?
Georgia Milestones is administered primarily on the computer and includes the following features:
  • Technology-enhanced items in all grades and courses,
  • Open-ended (constructed-response) items in English language arts in 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,
  • A reported Lexile score based on the English language arts assessment in all grades and courses, and
  • Estimated norm-referenced performance ranges for all grades and courses.

 Grade 3 Study/Resource Guide for Students and Parents   

     ELA  GM_Gr3_ELA_StudyGuide.pdf (

 Grade 4 Study/Resource Guide for Students and Parents  

     ELA   GM_Gr4_ELA_StudyGuide.pdf (

 Grade 5 Study/Resource Guide for Students and Parents   

     ELA   GM_Gr5_ELA_StudyGuide.pdf ( 


Study Guides for mathematics have transitioned to a new online format and are available in Experience Online Testing Georgia. Welcome to Experience Online Testing, Georgia! (

Georgia Milestones Parent Q & A

Georgia Milestones Parent Q & A  Georgia_Milestones_Parent_QA.pdf (

Georgia Milestones Parent Q & A (Spanish)  Georgia_Milestones_Parent_QA_Span.pdf (

Parent Guide to Interpreting the Georgia Milestones Student Report GM_Parent_Guide_to_Student_Reports.pdf (

DeKalb County Schools Grading Scale and Policy
Grading Scale: Weighted Averages (Board Policy)
A = 90% - 100% 
B = 80% - 89% 
C = 71% - 79%
D = 70%  Poor
F = 69% or below 

Grading Policy:
A. Assessment During Learning - 25%
B. Guided, Independent, or Group Practice - 45%
C. Summative Assessments, Assessment of Learning - 30% 

MAP (Measures of Academic Progress)
 MAP is a computer adaptive test that will assist in identifying areas of growth based upon your student’s individual needs. When the student answers a question correctly, the next question is more challenging. If they answer incorrectly, the next one is easier.  This type of assessment challenges top performers without overwhelming students whose skills are below grade level.

Georgia Standards of Excellence Georgia Standards