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Georgia Milestones TestingFebruary, 2017
What is the Georgia Milestones End of Grade Assessment?
One measure that is used to determine student progress on state standardsThe Georgia Milestones measure how well students have learned the knowledge and skills outlined in the state-adopted content standards inlanguage arts,mathematics,science, andsocial studies.
What are the 4 Different Levels?
Beginning Learner-These students do not yet demonstrate proficiency in the knowledge and skills necessary at this grade level, as specified in Georgia’s content standards.These students need substantial academic support.Developing Learner-These students demonstrate partial proficiency in the knowledge and skills necessary at this grade level, as specified by Georgia’s content standards.These students need additional academic support.
What are the 4 Different Levels?
Proficient Learners-These students demonstrate proficiency in the knowledge and skills necessary at this grade level of learning, as specified in Georgia’s content standards.These students are prepared for the next grade level.Distinguished Learners-These students demonstrate advanced proficiency in the knowledge and skills necessary at this grade level, as specified in Georgia’s content standards.The students are well prepared for the next grade level.
Important Updates for this Year
Students in grades 3, 4 and 5 take the End of Grade test April 13th-26th.Students in grades 3 & 4 only take the Reading/English Language Arts sectionsStudents in 5thgrade take those listed above as well as Science and Social StudiesPromotion/retention in effect for 3rd& 5thgrade students in ReadingPromotion/retention in effect for 5th grade students in Math
What type of questions are on the test?
Students are asked to find the answer to a question and support their answers by using evidence from the text.Open-ended items (also known as constructed-response) require students to provide both short answer and extended types of responses.Multiple-choice questions are also included.
Sample 4thgrade reading question
Why does the author of “Homework on the Weekend”MOST LIKELYmention college?A.College students often work jobs on weekends.B.Students in college have to study on weekends.C.Weekend homework might help students get into college.D.College is more like the real world than elementary school is.
Sample 3rdgrade math question
A bag of 54 marbles will be shared equally among some friends. The equation shown represents that each friend will receive 9 marbles.54 ÷ = 9Part ASelect TWO equations that are missing the same number as 54 ÷ = 9.A.__× 9 = 36B.18 ÷___ = 2C.___× 4 = 24D.12 ÷___ = 3E.___× 6 = 1F.30 ÷____ = 5
What type of questions are on the test?
Awriting component (in response to passages read by students) is within the language arts assessmentNorm-referenced items are in all content areas and courses, to complement the criterion-referenced information and to provide a national comparison;Online administration for grades 3 & 5Paper/pencil administration for 4thgrade
Next Steps????
Students in the Beginning and Developing Levels have been identified and teachers are implementing strategies to help these students in reading and math
Next Steps????
Remediation resources are being provided to identified studentsAn updated Milestones Resource Page will be added to our school website for parentsThe state has provided a practice website as well as online study guideshttp://gaexperienceonline.com/
What Can I Do to Best Prepare My Child?
Help your child select books that are at the appropriate Lexile levelAsk your child to use evidence to support their answersHelp your child formulate written responsesCarefully review your child’s math homework, study guides and unit testsUtilize the practice site provided by the stateMake sure that your child knows that their academic success is based on more than one test

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