Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State to State for English Language Learners (ACCESS for ELLS)

ACCESS for ELLs is administered, annually, to all English learners in Georgia. ACCESS for ELLs is a standards-based, criterion referenced English language proficiency test designed to measure English learners’ social and academic proficiency in English. It assesses social and instructional English as well as the language associated with language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies within the school context across the four language domains. ACCESS for ELLs meets the federal requirements that mandates require states to evaluate EL students in grades K through 12 on their progress in learning to speak English. ( Click here for more information from the Georgia Department of Education.

Georgia Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (GKIDS)

The Georgia Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (GKIDS) is a year-long, performance-based assessment aligned to the state mandated content standards. The goal of the assessment program is to provide teachers with information about the level of instructional support needed by individual students entering kindergarten and first grade. GKIDS will allow teachers to assess student performance during instruction, record student performance in an on-line database, and generate reports for instructional planning, progress reports, report cards, SST, and/or parent conferences. Throughout the year, teachers may assess students and record GKIDS data based on their system’s curriculum map or report card schedule. At the end of the year, summary reports and individual student reports will be generated based on the data the teacher has entered throughout the year. ( Click here for more information from the Georgia Department of Education.

Georgia Milestones

The Georgia Milestones Assessment System  (Georgia Milestones) is a comprehensive summative assessment program spanning grades 3 through high school. The assessments are designed to provide the schools information about how well students are mastering the state content standards in English-Language Arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.  Click here for more information from the Georgia Department of Education.

The resources provided below are provided as resources to acquaint stakeholders with the content and structure assessed in the Georgia Milestones End of Course (EOC) and End of Grade (EOG) assessments. The guides are not intended to substitute for the state-adopted standards.  The guides are a supplemental resource and are provided to complement, not replace, instructional resources provided at the school level.

End of Grade (EOG) Georgia Milestones (Grade 3-8)

End of Course (EOC) Georgia Milestones (High school)