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Dekalb County Schools

Georgia Milestones

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. 


When is the Georgia Milestones administered?

Georgia Milestones Dates:


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 measure 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.
Georgia Milestones Study/Resource Guide for Students & Parents 
The Study/Resource Guides are intended to serve as a resource for parents and students. They contain practice questions and learning activities for each content area. The standards identified in the Study/Resource Guides address a sampling of the state-mandated content standards. 

**Please Note: Study Guides for Math have transitioned to a new online format and are available in Experience Online Testing GeorgiaThe Online Assessment and Study Guide Infographic details how to access the Math Assessment and Study Guides.**

GA Milestones Parent Q & A        English | Spanish 
For more information visit the Georgia Department of Education website. 


We will discuss testing procedures and strategies to prepare your child for the Georgia Milestones Assessment.