The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) has released the 2020-2021 Georgia Milestones test scores. According to GaDOE, statewide performance decreased slightly in comparison to the last Georgia Milestones tests administered in 2018-2019. On the 2020-21 Georgia Milestones assessments, statewide performance was six points lower on average in grades 3-8, and a range of 4 to 15 points lower in high school.
However, in the press release issued by GaDOE earlier this week, the department said the results should be interpreted in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“NOTE: Use caution in making year-to-year comparisons using the state-level data, due to changes in students’ learning environments and differences in participation. In general, year-to-year comparisons should not be made using school- and district-level data.”