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Teachers and Students Prepare for End-of-Grade and End-of-Course Testing
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Thursday, March 22, 2018
Georgia Milestones (GMAS) Testing Window Opens April 23 for Elementary and Middle School Students, April 30 for High School Students in Douglas County

Students in grades 3-12 across the state of Georgia will soon have a chance to show what they’ve learned so far this school year.

“We know that testing season can be a stressful time for students, parents, and teachers, but it’s also an exciting time in that students have the opportunity to demonstrate their mastery of the material they have studied,” said Douglas County School System Chief Academic Officer Pam Nail. “Teachers have prepared students all year for these exams. We appreciate any extra practice that parents encourage at home, and we especially want to emphasize how important a nutritious breakfast and a good night’s rest are to student success every day but especially during testing.”

Students will take the Georgia Milestones Assessment System (GMAS) End-of-Grade exam in Language Arts and Math in grades 3, 4, 6, and 7. In addition to those subjects, students in grades 5 and 8 will also be tested in Science and Social Studies.

High School students take the End-of-Course exam in Economics, U.S. History, 9th Grade Literature, American Literature, Algebra, Geometry, Biology and Physical Science. High School students generally take two state-mandated exams each year which count 20% of their final grade for the course.

For complete testing calendars and test prep resources, follow the links below. Students may have access to additional online resources through their school.

Testing Calendars

Resources:

GA Experience Online offers test practice for all grade levels.

GMAS Parent Brochure is provided by the GA Department of Education.

The End of Grade Assessment Guide offers information and practice questions for elementary and middle school students.

The End of Course Assessment Guide offers information and practice questions for high school.

The GMAS Item Samplers document offers elementary and middle school students samples of constructed response test items.

The GMAS Achievement Levels documents help parents understand the scoring of the tests and what the test results mean for elementary, middle, and high school students.