Based on the recently-released Georgia Milestones End-of-Grade (EOG) and End-of-Course (EOC) assessment data, the Walton County School District’s students met or exceeded the state of Georgia in nearly all tested grade levels and subjects while also posting increased performance over the prior school year.
“Over the past few years, we have remained diligent in our efforts to support our students academically, emotionally and socially in order to close the gaps created by the pandemic," said Superintendent Nathan Franklin. “We are grateful to see the positive impact of those supports in helping our students make gains across all grade levels and near our pre-pandemic performance levels. I commend our students for their hard work and appreciate our dedicated staff who have remained committed to moving all students forward.”
Students take Georgia Milestones EOG tests in grades three through eight and Georgia Milestones EOC tests in identified high school classes. This year’s scores will help schools determine where additional support is needed to continue addressing the impact of learning loss as a result of the pandemic.
Walton County School District Georgia Milestones 2023 Results
Proficiency recognizes that students have the knowledge and skills necessary at the grade level/course of learning, as specified in Georgia’s content standards. The students are prepared for the next grade level or course and are on track for college and career readiness.
End-of-Grade (EOG) Assessments
- English/Language Arts proficiency rates exceeded the State’s performance in all grades 3-8, with 4th grade being the highest at eight percentage points. Additionally, performance in grades 3-6 and 8 met or exceeded the RESA with 4th grade being the highest at five percentage points.
- Mathematics proficiency rates exceeded the State’s performance in all grades, with 4th grade being the highest at 12 percentage points. Performances in grades 4-8 also exceeded the RESA with 4th grade being the highest at six percentage points.
- The Science assessment was only administered in grades 5 and 8, and the proficiency rates exceeded both the RESA and State rates. Grade 5 exceeded by five and eight percentage points, respectively. Grade 8 exceeded by 13 and 15 percentage points, respectively.
- The Social Studies assessment was only administered in grade 8, and the proficiency rate exceeded the State rate by four percentage points.
- The percent of EOG students reading on or above grade level exceeded the State’s performance in all grades with the 5th grade exceeding by seven percentage points. Performances in all grades also exceeded the RESA, with the highest being 4th grade at five percentage points.
- The district met or increased EOG proficiency rates from 2022 in 13 of 15 tested content areas and grade levels.
High School End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments
- The percent of WCSD students performing at the Proficient and Distinguished Learner levels were at or above the State in all subjects.
- The American Literature proficiency rate met the RESA rate and exceeded the State by five percentage points.
- The Algebra performance exceeded the State by two percentage points.
- Biology performance met the State rate.
- US History performance was greater than the State by 12 percentage points.
- The percent of American Literature EOC students reading on or above grade level was greater than the RESA by two percentage points and the State by six percentage points.
- The WCSD subgroup performances matched or exceeded the State’s subgroup performances on a majority of the EOG and EOC assessments.