• The Georgia Milestones represent a significant change and, importantly – an opportunity for our state. This opportunity allows us to recalibrate, as a state, and refocus on teaching and learning as a primary emphasis with assessment and accountability serving a supporting role. 
      Features include:
      •  inclusion of constructed-response items in ELA and mathematics, in addition to selected-response items 
      •  inclusion of a writing component (in response to text) at every grade level and course within the ELA assessment;
      •  inclusion of norm-referenced items in every grade and content area to complement the criterion-referenced information and to provide a national comparison; and transition to online administration over time, with online administration considered the primary mode of administration and paper-pencil back-up until transition is completed. 
      Blended: Criterion-Referenced and Norm-Referenced Georgia Milestones will provide:
      • criterion-referenced performance information in the form of four performance levels, depicting students’ mastery of state standards
      •  norm-referenced performance information in the form of national percentiles, depicting how students’ achievement compares to peers nationally 
      Selected-Response [aka, multiple-choice]
      • all content areas
      • evidence-based selected response in ELA
        •  Constructed-Response
      •  ELA and mathematics
        •  Extended-Response
      • ELA and mathematics
        •  Technology Enhanced