Ga. Milestones scores improve in 2022-2023, with notable improvement in early literacy

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Georgia students continued to show improvement on the 2022-2023 Georgia Milestones assessments. Scores increased or held steady on 13 of 21 assessments, compared to the 2021-2022 school year, with clear improvement displayed in the critical area of third-grade rea

“I am pleased to see continued evidence of Georgia’s academic recovery in this year’s Georgia Milestones results,” State Schools Supt. Richard Woods said. “Even for this year’s third graders, whose entire academic career has been impacted by the pandemic, we can see evidence of growth. It’s particularly encouraging to see increases in English Language Arts and literacy, especially in the early grades – given all we know about the importance of learning to read, and then reading to learn, by third grade. Of course, there is still work to do, and we will continue to invest in strategies to address lost learning opportunities.” 

The percentage of students achieving the Proficient Learner level and above increased or held steady on 13 of 21 End of Grade (EOG) and End of Course (EOC) assessments. Students who achieve the Proficient Learner designation are considered on track to being ready for college and career.