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State Mandated Tests

State Milestones assessments are mandatory and must be taken in person, at the assigned location, and at the assigned time.

Georgia Milestones Assessment System (GMAS)

All Georgia Cyber Academy 3rd through high school grade level students are required to attend various statemandated summative assessments each year. Opt-outs are not permitted. Students having an approved excused absence will be required to make-up missed tests on an alternate day during the approved testing window or re-test during the summer if that is an option. Students may be withdrawn for not attending state mandated tests. Students may be retained for failing to take state mandated tests. Students may fail to be awarded credit for a high school course for failing to take state mandated tests.

NOTE: If a family has students in multiple grade bands, then it is possible that the family may have students assigned to BOTH the morning and the afternoon testing windows during the Milestones Assessment period, thus occupying most of the that family’s day. If a family has students in both 3-8 grades and in high school, then the Spring and/or Summer Milestones Assessment window may require participation over the course of two weeks depending on the EOC tests required.

Students in Grades 3-8 take an End-Of-Grade (EOG) Assessment in English/ Language Arts and Mathematics, while students in Grades 5 and 8 are also assessed in Science and Social Studies.

Students in grades 3 through 8 are required to receive a reading determination of Grade Level or Above on the Georgia Milestones End-of-Grade Assessment in reading and to attain an achievement level of “Developing Learner”, “Proficient Learner”, or “Distinguished Learner” on the mathematics and ELA sections of the Georgia Milestones End-of-Grade Assessment to be promoted to the next grade level.

All K-8 students that failed math or reading/ELA are offered summer remediation to assist in closing academic gaps in knowledge/skills.

For grades 3, 5, and 8, if a student takes the Georgia Milestones End-of-Grade Assessment and does not score proficient or distinguished in reading, mathematics, and/or ELA, we offer help for the student to reinforce academic skills needing additional attention and an opportunity to take the Georgia Milestones End-of-Grade Assessment again. A student who does not score at grade level on this second administration of the Georgia Milestones End-of-Grade Assessment or who does not take the second administration of the Georgia Milestones End-of-Grade Assessment may be retained.

Note: The Georgia DOE does not offer Science or Social Studies EOG summer retest opportunities. The Georgia DOE does not offer 4th, 6th, or 7th grades the opportunity to retake EOGs during the summer. The Georgia DOE does not offer 3rd graders the opportunity to retake the math EOG during the summer. GaDOE makes the decision which retests are offered. Georgia Cyber Academy has no say in the matter.

High School and middle school students take an End-Of-Course (EOC) Assessment for each of the ten courses listed below at the completion of that subject unless they take a dual enrollment college final or AP exam as a substitute. Typically, the EOC tests are administered at the completion of the course, regardless of the grade level. These assessments serve as the final exam for the course and count as twenty percent (20%) of the student’s final course grade. Students that fail an EOC may retake the EOC that they failed a 2nd time.

Please see the table below for a listing of EOC courses:

English/Language Arts 9th Grade Literature & Composition
English/Language Arts American Literature & Composition
Mathematics Algebra I or Coordinate Algebra
Mathematics Geometry or Analytic Geometry
Science Biology
Science Physical Science
Social Studies United States History
Social Studies Economics