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Georgia Milestones

General Information

Health and Safety

Georgia Cyber Academy takes seriously the safety and well-being of its students, families, and staff.  As such, we will implement a number of rules and safeguards in order to safely conduct End-of-Grade and End-of-Course testing during the 2020-21 school year.  A list of these rules can be found on our Georgia Milestones Safety Rules and Procedures page or in the PDF document below.

GA Milestones Safety Rules and Procedures Page

GA Milestones Safety Rules and Procedures PDF

What to Expect at Milestones Testing Sites

First Person View of Student Encountering Milestones 2021

Georgia Milestones Assessments - April 19-27, 2021

End of Grade (Grades 3-8) 

  • Monday, April 19: Grades 3-8
    • English Language Arts, Section 1
  • Tuesday, April 20: Grades 3-8
    • English Language Arts, Sections 2-3
  • Wednesday, April 21: Grades 3-8
    • Mathematics
  • Thursday, April 22: Grade 5 and 8 only
    • Science
  • Friday, April 23: Grade 8 only
    • Social Studies

End of Course (Grades 9-12*)

  • Thursday, April 22:
    • American Literature & Composition, Section 1
  • Friday, April 23:
    • American Literature & Composition, Sections 2-3
  • Monday, April 26:
    • Biology
  • Monday, April 26:
    • Physical Science (Grade 8 only)
  • Monday, April 26:
    • US History
  • Tuesday, April 27:
    • Algebra I

*Students enrolled in the following high school level courses are required take the associated in person End-of-Course (EOC) exam: American Literature & Composition, Algebra I, Biology, and US History. Additionally, a small number of 8th grade students taking Physical Science will take an EOC exam in that course.

Frequently Asked Questions

Milestones Updates

On February 22, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education (USED) provided updated guidelines regarding assessment, accountability, and reporting requirements including the option for states to request a waiver for the 2020-21 school year.  As soon as additional information is received from USED, the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) will seek all available flexibility from these requirements.

Within these guidelines, USED made it clear that they will not waive federal testing requirements for 2020-21. This means Georgia schools will have to proceed with administering the Georgia Milestones assessment this spring.

The USED guidelines do mention allowing remote administration of state tests; however, in a notice released by State Superintendent Richard Woods on February 24, 2021 he stated, “We have thoroughly investigated this option and it is not achievable from a logistical, connectivity, or security standpoint. We are unaware of any states that have accomplished remote administration of a secure standardized test on this scale without major issues.” 

Georgia Cyber Academy (GCA) has worked hard to establish a high level of testing integrity to ensure that engagement and security are our highest priorities. Since our assessment proctoring is designed to specifically mimic the in person testing experience and virtual testing at GCA is done with full fidelity, GCA administration is currently in communications with the GaDOE requesting we be allowed to administer the Georgia Milestones to GCA students remotely.