The GA Milestones Assessment - ELA

6-12 Literacy Update (March 23, 2015)

This spring the new Georgia Milestones Assessment System will replace the Criterion Referenced Competency Test (CRCT). Students in grades 6, 7, 8, 9, and 11 will take the assessments for ELA.

  • The tests will be given in three sections.
  • The test will consist of selected response (multiple choice), constructed response (short composition using evidence from the text), and extended response (full essay).

  • Students may have up to 70 minutes, per section, to complete Sections 1 and 2.
  • Students will be given a maximum of 90 minutes to complete Section 3, which includes the extended writing response.
  • The total estimated testing time for the American Literature and Composition EOC (11th grade) ranges from approximately 190 to 230 minutes.

Testing Dates for APS

6-8 ELA EOG...................April 15-16

American Lit EOC..........April 29-30

9th Grade Lit EOC ........May 7-8


For more information, read the Georgia Milestones Parent Question & Answer Brochure and the Parents' Guide to New Tests in Georgia.

Where Can I Find Student Learning Videos?

Core Think Steps for Taking Tests
R.A.C.E.S. Writing Strategy

What Concepts & Skills Are Tested?

The Georgia Department of Education has provided a Georgia Milestones Assessment Blueprint which list the standards that are tested. The students will need to know the concepts and skills associated with each of the standards to be successful. Click on the links below to access the blueprints.

Georgia Milestones Grade 6 EOG Test Blueprints

Georgia Milestones Grade 7 EOG Test Blueprints

Georgia Milestones Grade 8 EOG Test Blueprints

Georgia Milestones Ninth Grade Literature and Composition EOC Test Blueprint

Georgia Milestones American Literature and Composition EOC Test Blueprint

Click on any link below for a comprehensive list of all of the skills students learn in each grade! Allow your students time to start practicing at least 30 minutes a day before or after school or at home.

http://www.ixl.com/ela/grade-6

http://www.ixl.com/ela/grade-7

http://www.ixl.com/ela/grade-8

http://www.ixl.com/ela/grade-9

http://www.ixl.com/ela/grade-10

IXL's language arts skills are aligned to the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards, providing comprehensive coverage of language arts concepts and applications. With IXL's state standards alignments, you can easily find practice problems specifically tailored to each required standard. Even better, IXL automatically tracks student progress and displays proficiency scores in the state standards reports. These reports allow you to quickly evaluate student aptitude and identify trouble spots.

Where Can I Find Study Guides and Practice Tests?

Where Can I Find More Information?

Georgia Milestones

Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening Using High Quality Text in Every Classroom Every Day!

5 Access Points to The Academic Focus

1. Writing from Sources

2. Building knowledge through content-rich nonfiction.

3. Reading, Writing, and Speaking Grounded in Evidence from the Text

4. Regular practice with Complex Text and Academic Vocabulary

5. Balanced Literacy/Gradual Release of Learning to Scaffold Students to Independence

Dr. Alisha Hill

6-12 Literacy Coordinator

ELA SharePoint: http://tinyurl.com/apsELAsite

Remind Updates: Text @aps612 to (678) 866-1954