Georiga Milestones End of Grade Assessment for Grades 3-5
The Georgia Milestones Assessment System (GMAS) is a comprehensive summative assessment program and represents a single system of summative assessments that spans all three levels of the state's educational system – elementary, middle, and high school. The system is designed to send consistent signals about students' preparedness for the next level, be it the next grade, course, or endeavor, such as entering college or beginning a career after leaving the K-12 educational system.
Third, fourth and fifth grade digital students will take the Georiga Milestones on the same day as in-person students for their grade levels. Refer to the GMAS schedule below for the dates and times. Also, students will be allowed to use bus transportation. Please call the school for more information about bus pick-up and drop off locations and times.
Please use the links below for more information about the Georgia Milestones assessment.
What is the Georgia Milestones?
The Georgia Milestones Assessment System is a comprehensive summative assessment program spanning grades 3 through high school.
The Georgia Milestones assessment measures how well students have learned the knowledge and skills outlined in the state-adopted content standards for each subject.
Students in grades 3 through 5 will take an end-of-grade assessment in the content areas of language arts and mathematics, while students in grade 5 will also be assessed in science.
Please see the Georgia Department of Education website for more information.
Features of the Georiga Milestones Assessment
Features of the Georgia Milestones Assessment System include:
- Open-ended (constructed-response) items in English 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 English Language Arts assessment
- Norm-referenced items in all content areas and courses, to complement the criterion-referenced information and to provide a national comparison
- Technology-enhanced items including multiple part or multiple answer, graphing, drag and drop
- Online administration considered the primary mode of administration and paper and pencil as back-up for those students with disabilities identified through the IEP or IAP process that do not allow them to access a computer or device.
Patrick Elementary Schedule
Please use the link below for the 2021-22 Patrick Elementary School Georgia Milestones schedule, which contains information on when your child will take the assessment.
Tips to Help Prepare Students
Below are some tips to help prepare and enable your students to be successful on testing days.
Get a good night’s sleep before each testing day.
Try to avoid late sports practices or games, late-night TV, and late-night electronics.
When students are rested, they are able to concentrate and do their best on the test.
Eat a light, nutritious breakfast each morning before testing.
Food is the fuel that powers the body and the brain.
Fruits, carbohydrates (such as bread) and proteins (such as eggs) work best to give students testing energy.
Be in school each day and on time.
Schedule any doctor or dentist appointments in the late afternoon during the week of testing.
Georgia Department of Education Study and Resource Guides
The Georgia Department of Education offers Resource and Study Guides to serve as informative materials for parents and students. They contain practice questions and learning activities for each content area. The standards identified in the Study and Resource guides address a sampling of the state-mandated content standards.
Please use the link below to access the Study and Resource Guides. The guides are listed under Parent Resources.
Experience Online Testing Georgia
Experience Online Testing Georgia is a practice site that is available to provide training methods for the online administration of the Georgia Milestones as well as some sample questions.
Please use the links below to access the practice site and for step by step instructions on how to use the practice site.