GCSS: Letter to Parents and Guardians regarding Georgia Milestone Assessment Scores

September 28, 2015

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The Georgia Department of Education has released initial information pertaining to the Georgia Milestones testing and promotion/retention rules.  During the 2014-2015 school year you received information on the GA Milestones. The information explained that the GA Milestones would be a completely different assessment from the CRCT. Since these tests are so different, we will not be able to compare the CRCT to the Georgia Milestones.

We have not received district or individual student scores yet.  However, state level scores have been released. Data shows that approximately two-thirds of the students statewide did not meet requirements for passing last year’s assessment.  Specific content area scores can be found online on the Georgia Department of Education's website (click here). 

Please know that teachers, staff, and administrators are working with your child to ensure the very best outcome for 2015-2016. We believe in our students and know that they are capable of high levels of achievement.

Each school will be sending home a copy of this letter, which will also include school specific information, as well as a copy of Frequently Asked Questions.