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SES Georgia Milestone Parent Presentation

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Denisse Maddox

on 13 March 2015

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Transcript of SES Georgia Milestone Parent Presentation

What is the Georgia Milestones Assessment?
Georgia Milestones Assessment
SES Parent Meeting - March 19, 2015

The Georgia Milestones Assessment (Georgia Milestones) is
a comprehensive summative assessment pro​gram 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 - Common Core Georgia Performance Standards.

Students in grades 3 through 8 will take an end-of-grade
assessment in each content area, while high school
students will take an end-of-course assessment for
each of the eight courses designated by the State Board of Education.
The Georgia Milestones Assessment System is designed
to provide information about how well students are mastering the state-adopted content standards in the core content areas of English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies

Importantly, Georgia Milestones is designed
to provide students with critical information abou​t their own achievement and their readiness for their next level of learning
– be it the next grade, the next course, or endeavor (college or career).

Unlike the CRCT, students will take an assessment that is made up of different types of questions:

Selected Response - Multiple Choice (Bubbles)
Constructed Response - short answer
Extended Response - in-depth written answer
Technology Enhanced Items (TEIs) - to begin in 2016-2017 school year
What is the Purpose of the GMAs?
What do you know about Georgia Milestones?
Please select an answer:

a. Not much... only what I have heard on the news and my kid told me I had to be here.

b. It's a test. I've visited the Georgia DOE website, and I am fully informed.

c. Georgia Milewhat...? I was here for Multi-cultural Night!
What does that mean?
What's on the test?
As stated earlier, the 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade GMAs will consist of 4 subjects: ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies.

Each section of the test will have Criterion Referenced items - CCGPS items, Norm Referenced items, and field test items.
English Language Arts
General Test Parameters:
There will be 3 Sections to the ELA segment of the test.
Sections 1 and 2
Total Number of Items: 44 / Total Number of Points: 55
Breakdown by Item Type:
40 Selected Response
(worth 1 point each; 10 of which are aligned NRT)
2 Constructed Response
(2 points each)
1 Constructed Response
(worth 4 points)
1 Extended Response
(worth 7 points)
Total Number of Items: 20 (10 of which contribute to CR score)
Embedded Field Test
Total field test items: 6
Total number of items: 60
English Language Arts
Writing at Every Grade
All students will encounter
an extended constructed-response item
allowing for
Narrative prose
, in response to text, within first or second section of the test (contributes to the writing score).

Section 3:

Students will read
a pair of passages
and complete a series of items prior to writing their essay:
3 selected-response items
asking about the salient features of each passage and comparing/contrasting between the two passages (contributes to reading score)
1 constructed-response item
requiring linking the two passages (contributes to the reading score)
1 writing prompt
- an essay, in which students must cite evidence to support their conclusions, claims, etc. (contributes to the writing score).

Reading Examples for Sections 1 &2:

Writing Examples for Section 3 - pages 25-28:

What will the test look like?
Sample Answer Document:


Online testing demonstration:


Math Examples for Section 1 & 2:


Thank You for coming
& for
being your child's 1st and Most Important Teacher!
General Test Parameters:
Criterion Referenced:
Total Number of Items: 53/ Total Number of Points: 58
Breakdown by Item Type:
50 Selected Response
(worth 1 pt ea; 10 of which are aligned to NRT)
2 Constructed Response
(worth 2 points each)
1 Constructed Response
(work 4 points)
Total Number of Items: 20 (10 of which contribute to CR score)
Embedded Field Test Items:
Total field test items: 10

Total number of items taken by student: 73
Science and Social Studies
General Test Parameters:
Criterion Referenced:
Total Number of Items: 55/Total Number of Points: 55
Breakdown by Item Type:
55 Selected Response
(worth 1 pt ea: approximately 10 of which are aligned NRT)
Total Number of Items: 20 (approximately 10 contribute to CR score)
Embedded Field Test:
Total field test items: 10

Total number of items taken by each student: 75
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