Elementary Assessments

     Georgia Milestones

    The Georgia Milestones Assessment System (Georgia Milestones) is a comprehensive summative assessment program spanning grades 3 through high school.  Georgia Milestones measures how well students have learned the knowledge and skills outlined in the state-adopted content standards in language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.  Students in grades 3 through 8 will take an end-of-grade assessment in ELA and Math, grades 5 and 8 will also take Science, and grade 8 will take Social Studies. High school students will take an end-of-course assessment for each of the four courses designated by the State Board of Education.

     Features the Georgia Milestone Assessment System include:

    ·          *open-ended (constructed-response) items in language arts and mathematics (all grades and courses);

    ·            *a writing component (in response to passages read by students) at every grade level and course within the language arts assessment;

    ·          *norm-referenced items in all content areas and courses, to complement the criterion-referenced information and to provide a national comparison; and

    ·          *transition to online administration over time, with online administration considered the primary mode of administration and paper-pencil as back-up until the transition is complete

    Please click here or more information about the Georgia Milestones.


     GKIDS- Georgia Kindergarten Inventory of Developing SkillsGKIDS Readiness Check

       The GKIDS assessment is given to kindergarten students throughout the school year. The primary purpose of GKIDS is to provide ongoing diagnostic information about kindergarten students’ developing skills in English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Personal/Social Development, and Approaches to Learning. GKIDS will also provide a summary of student performance in English Language Arts and Mathematics at the end of the kindergarten school year. GKIDS should serve as one indicator of first grade readiness. GKIDS will serve both a formative and summative role in assessing kindergarten students. Please click here for more information regarding the GKIDS assessment.

    GAA 2.0- Georgia Alternate Assessment 2.0

       The Georgia Alternate Assessment (GAA) is a key component of the Georgia Student Assessment Program. An essential tenet of both the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), is the fact that states must ensure that all students, including students with significant cognitive disabilities, have access to a general curriculum that encompasses challenging academic standards. States must also ensure that all students are assessed for their progress toward meeting academic standards. Please click here for more information about the Georgia Alternative Assessment.