Georgia Milestones

Georgia Milestones measures how well students have learned the knowledge and skills outlined in the state-adopted content standards in English Language Arts (Reading) and mathematics for students in 3rd grade. 

Buford City Schools will administer the Georgia Milestones End of Grade assessments beginning the week of April 24, 2023. All students who are present during the assigned testing dates/times will be expected to participate in the appropriate grade level assessment.

Buford City Schools is a Title 20 No-Waivers School District; therefore, students in grade 3 must pass the Reading portion of the Milestones (EOG) assessment to be promoted, while students in grades 5 & 8 must pass Reading and Math EOG assessments to be promoted. All non-participants as well as students who do not pass the assessments in the May administration will be offered a retest opportunity in June. If students fail or do not participate in the Milestones (EOG) assessments, parents will be required to meet with the school principal and teacher for placement determination for the 2023-2024 school year.

April 24 -- ELA Section 1 (3rd grade)
April 25 -- ELA Sections 2 (3rd grade)
April 26 -- ELA Sections 3 (3rd grade)
April 27 -- Math Section 1 (3rd grade)
April 28 -- Math Section 2 (3rd grade)
Students will use their school assigned Chromebooks to take the Milestones (EOG) assessments; therefore, it is imperative that the devices are fully charged each night for the next assessment.
MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) assessments are used to measure a student's growth in Mathematics and Reading. The Fall assessment gathers baseline. The Winter assessment measures progress. The Spring assessment measures the students' growth to that point.
MAP Testing Dates:
August 8 - August 19
November 28 - December 9
March 14 - March 24
The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) is a multiple-choice test designed to measure a child's academic aptitude and gifted abilities.
All 2nd graders will be given the CogAT in the fall.
Sept 21, 22 & 23