Ninth Grade Lit EOC Resources

Let's Get Ready to Rock the EOC!

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42 Days Until the EOC

A Brand New Quizlet - Just for GCA Students!

Your English Leadership Team collaborated to make you a brand new Quizlet full of EOC terms. This is a special review opportunity just for GCA students, and we hope you don't miss it. Start clicking! Note that if you don't have a Quizlet account already, you'll have to make a free one to see all the cards.

Ninth Grade Literature EOC Prep

We have designed this page to be a first stop for our GCA students as they are getting ready for the Ninth Grade Literature Milestones End-of-Course Assessment. Some things you need to know before you get started:

  • The test is required for all students.
  • The test is administered over two days, April 27-28.
  • The test has three parts. The first part, administered on Monday, is an essay (extended writing response), and the second part, administered on Tuesday, contains two multiple choice sections focused on reading an analyzing texts with short constructed responses.
  • The grade you earn on the test is 20% of your overall grade for the course.
  • You will take this test in person at a site near your home.

COVID-19 & The Milestones

Please stay tuned for communications from our district regarding any Milestones updates. At this time, school level staff does not have any information regarding state testing other than what is available from the CDC and the DOE. We are going to continue prepping as planned until otherwise notified.

The Countdown is ON!

Click the timer picture to see exactly how many days, hours, and minutes until you sit down to take the test!!!

This test will be administered April 27-28, and it's closer than you think. The tools and strategies on this page will help you get ready!

Experience the Test Online

Use Google Chrome to access this practice test!

You can try the test out, view a tutorial video, and access relevant test documentation and user guides provided by the state of Georgia's Department of Education. This is a great way to familiarize yourself with the testing experience and get rid of any test jitters!

Department of Education Resource

Have you downloaded and reviewed the Study/Resource Guide for Students and Parents? This document is long, but it is full of great tips and strategies for the test. Here are some of the highlights:


  • Pages 10-20: Examples of constructed response prompts, sample answers, and rubrics.
  • Page 22: Study skills and test taking strategies

Reading Literary Text

  • Pages 28-32: Key terms to study before the test
  • Pages 33-38: Practice reading passages, constructed response, multiple choice

Reading Informational Text

  • Pages 41-44: Key terms to study before the test
  • Pages 46-48: Practice reading passages, constructed response, multiple choice


  • Pages 52-58: Key terms to study before the test
  • Pages 60-75: Practice reading passages, constructed response, multiple choice


  • Pages 78-81: Key terms to study before the test
  • Pages 82-83: Practice multiple choice

Answer key & rubrics for practice items: Pages 85-107

Key Terms Flashcards!!!

Click the link here to access a Quizlet flashcard deck of 45 key terms for the Ninth Grade Literature Milestones EOC. Familiarizing yourself with these terms is a sure way to improve your confidence and readiness for the test! Don't miss this opportunity to boost your score! Note that if you don't already have a Quizlet account, you may have to setup a free one to view all the cards.

Top Tips & Strategies

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What can I do to make sure I am ready for this test?

A: There are several things you can do:

  • Read the resource provided above and do the practice questions.
  • Memorize the flashcards provided.
  • Attend your live sessions every single day!
  • Complete your work in Canvas.
  • Look at your feedback in Illuminate and complete remediation activities.

Q: Who can help me get ready for the test?

A: Your teacher! They have so many extra resources available for you within the class already, and they can answer any extra questions you have. We will be focusing on EOC prep for all of Cycle 6, so this will come up in class too!

Q: What grade do I have to get to pass the test?

A: To score a level 3 or above, you need to make at least an 80% on the test.

Q: How do I know if I am ready?

A: A good rule of thumb is to have at least an 80% in your class and to score above 80% on your quizzes and tests.

Q: How many questions are on the test?

A: The Ninth Grade Literature and Composition EOC assessment consists of about 60 items. You will be asked to respond to selected-response (multiple-choice), constructed-response, extended-response, and extended writing-response items.

Q: How long will I have to take the test?

A: You may have up to 85 minutes per section to complete the multiple choice tests. They are administered on the same day. You may have up to 90 minutes to complete the writing portion.

Anxiety Busters

Do you get testing anxiety? You're not alone! Many students report feeling stressed or anxious about taking standardized tests. View the PowerPoint below for some prep strategies, helpful videos, and in-session tips to help change your mindset and approach testing with a new energy!

Looking for More Resources?

Check out these awesome videos about preparing for and taking the test!

Our Ninth Grade Literature Team

Ms. Sara Moody


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Ms. Jenny Senn


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Ms. Bri Neves


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Ms. Stacie Loewe


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Ms. Barrie Jarrett


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Ms. Holly Bishop


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Ms. Lauren Evans


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Ms. Jennifer Jarrell

English Lead Teacher

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Ms. Jes O'Kelley

Assistant Principal - English & World Languages

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