Georgia Milestone End of Grade and End of Course exam results for the 2022-2023 testing seasons were released July 28 by the Georgia Department of Education, and Coweta County students continue to show higher performance on subject tests compared to state-wide averages.
The Georgia Milestones Assessment System is the state’s comprehensive testing program for students, covering a number of subject exams in grades 3 through 12. For the annual Milestone exams in grades 3 through 8, students are tested in the spring on their grade-level proficiencies in English/Language Arts and Math. Students in grades 5 and 8 take additional grade-level tests in Science and Social Studies.
Georgia High School End of Course exams were also administered last school year at the end of students’ courses in 9th Grade American Literature and Composition, Algebra 1, Biology and U.S. History. Because of Coweta County’s block scheduling system, tests were administered in the courses in the fall of 2022 and spring of 2023.
Student performance on the Georgia Milestones is reported in one of four categories – Beginning Learner (level 1), Developing Learner (2), Proficient Learner (3), and Distinguished Learner (4). These levels are intended to reflect levels of student mastery of the content area in each grade or course.
Coweta County students outperformed their peers around the state and in the surrounding West Georgia RESA area. Combining student performance in the top two levels (the percentage of students scoring as “proficient” and “distinguished”) for comparison, Coweta’s average test scores were higher in all 15 grade and subject areas in 3rd through 8th grade, and in 7 of 8 exams in high school.
The charts below compare elementary and middle school (grades 3-8) student performance averages on the 2022-23 Milestone End-of-Grade exams, for the Coweta County School System, state of Georgia and the West Georgia RESA (top two levels of student performance combined):
The charts below compare high school student performance averages on the 2022-23 Milestone End-of-Course exams,, for the Coweta County School System, state of Georgia and the West Georgia RESA (top two levels of student performance combined):