2017 Georgia Milestones Results Released

The Georgia Department of Education has released the 2017 Georgia Milestones End-of-Grade (EOG) and End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments results. The Walton County School District’s percent of students scoring at the Developing, Proficient or Distinguished levels on the Georgia Milestones EOG and EOC assessments surpassed the State in all tested grade levels and across all content areas and subjects.

The Georgia Milestones Assessment System is a comprehensive summative assessment program for students in grades 3 through 12. The assessments cover English/language arts (ELA), mathematics, science and social studies content areas. EOG assessments in ELA and mathematics are taken by students in grades 3 through 8. Beginning in 2017, EOG assessments in science and social studies were only administered to students in grades 5 and 8. EOC assessments, in the WCSD, are given in seven courses designated by the State Board of Education that include: Ninth Grade Literature and Composition, American Literature and Composition, Algebra I, Geometry, Biology, United States History and Economics.

"Through the hard work and dedication of our teachers, administrators and students, Walton County continues to score above the state rate in all tested areas," said Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Rusty Linder. "I want to commend our teachers and students for their hard work and accomplishments. We, as a district, will continue to review our data in order to make the needed instructional adjustments to ensure that our students continue to excel."

Walton County School District Georgia Milestones EOG and EOC Highlights:


English/Language Arts

  • EOG proficiency rates above the State at all grade levels
  • Ninth Grade Literature and American Literature proficiency rates exceeded the Regional Educational Service Agencies (RESA) and State
  • Ninth Grade Literature and American Literature proficiency rated increased over last year by 13 and 8 percentage points, respectively
Mathematics
  • EOG proficiency rates exceeded the State rate at all grade levels and by 10 and 18 percentage points in 6th and 8th grade, respectively
  • EOG proficiency rates exceeded the RESA in grades 4-8
  • Improved math proficiency rates over the prior year in grades 4, 6 and 8
  • Improved the Algebra proficiency rate over the prior year
Science
  • Fifth-grade proficiency rate exceeded the State by 5 percentage points
  • Improved 8th-grade proficiency rate over the prior year and exceeded the RESA and State by 9 and 14 percentage points, respectively
  • Improved the Biology proficiency rate over the prior year and exceeded the RESA and State rates
Social Studies
  • Fifth-grade proficiency rate exceeded the RESA and State
  • Eighth-grade proficiency rate exceeded the State
  • Improved the United States History and Economics proficiency rates over the prior year and exceeded the RESA and State rates
Distinguished
Improved the percent of students scoring at the highest level (Distinguished) on a majority of the EOCs with the greatest improvements in Biology and US History. The greatest EOG increases in the “Distinguished” category occurred in the area of English/language arts.

Developing, Proficient or Distinguished
The district’s percent of students scoring at the Developing, Proficient or Distinguished levels on the Georgia Milestones EOG and EOC assessments surpassed the State in all tested grade levels and across all content areas and subjects.

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