Student scores for the 2017 administration of the Georgia Milestones Assessment System show increases in many subject areas, including several increases in English Language Arts and mathematics at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.
Statewide, the percentage of students achieving the Proficient Learner level and above increased or held steady on 18 of 26 End of Grade (EOG) and End of Course (EOC) assessments. Where scores decreased, they did so by three percentage points or less, while scores that increased did so by as many as 12 percentage points. Students who achieve the Proficient Learner designation are considered on track to being college- and career-ready.
Seeing scores increase in areas like third-grade ELA and math, while also seeing large jumps in subjects like American Literature, affirms that we’re on the right path as we focus on foundational skills and early literacy and numeracy, both of which equip students for success in the later grades.
-- Superintendent Richard Woods
Georgia's School Superintendent
Richard Woods has over 24 years of pre-k through 12th grade experience in public education. > Read Full Bio