Georgia Milestones Assessment System (GMAS)
All Georgia Cyber Academy 3rd through high school grade level students are required to attend various state mandated 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 Students may be withdrawn for not attending state mandated tests.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 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 high school 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.
More information about assigned testing locations, dates/times, and expectations/requirements will be communicated beginning in February.