According to the Georgia Department of Education, Georgia students showed strong improvement on the 2021-2022 Georgia Milestones assessments. Scores increased or held steady on 17 of 21 assessments, compared to the 2020-2021 school year. GaDOE says the scores clearly show that academic recovery is underway in Georgia’s public schools. However, scores have not reached pre-pandemic levels.
The largest increases in the percentage of students scoring Proficient & Above were recorded in American Literature & Composition (increased 12 points), United States History (increased 9 points), Algebra I (increased 7 points), Biology (increased 5 points), third-grade math (increased 5 points), and eighth-grade math (increased 4 points).
GaDOE says this year’s scores will set a new baseline for schools’ and districts’ performance, and the department will use the scores to determine where to push in supports and continue addressing the impact of lost learning opportunities due to the pandemic.
Students take Georgia Milestones End of Grade (EOG) tests in grades three through eight, and Georgia Milestones End of Course (EOC) tests in identified high school courses. The Georgia Milestones assessment system meets the federal requirement that states test students in math and ELA in grades 3-8 and once in high school, and in science once per grade band (3-5, 6-8, 9-12).
Read the Georgia Department of Education release here.
You can find individual school scores here.