2019 Georgia Milestones Elementary Scores as Grades

2019 was another season of massive failure for Georgia’s students, as they progress through the Birth-to-High-school-Graduation years. As more than 80 percent failed to score better than a 70 on, Georgia’s Milestones Assessments of Elementary students. For the 7 to possibly 16 percent of passing students, Congratulations.

This is the first of three posts covering Georgia’s 2019 Milestones assessments; you can follow the links for the  Middle school Grades and High School Grades.

In this post, all Mean Grades were rounded to two decimal places. Learning levels (1) Beginning Learner, (2) Developing Learner, (3) Proficient Learner, and (4) Distinguished Learner ranges of grades are rounded to one decimal place.

 

Third Grade Mathematics

In 2019, One hundred twenty-nine thousand one hundred fifty-six students representing the future graduating class of 2028; were assessed. Their Mean Grade was a 56.63. Their Distribution of Grades across the four learning levels:

(1) Beginning Learner range, 18 percent earned a Grade ranging from 0.0 to 44.3

(2) Developing Learner, 31 percent earned a Grade ranging from 44.6 to 56.4

(3) Proficient Learner, 39 percent earned a Grade ranging from 56.6 to 69.6

(4) Distinguished Learner, 13 percent earned a Grade ranging from 69.9 to 100

 

Third Grade English Language Arts

In 2019, One hundred twenty-nine thousand two hundred thirty-one students representing the future graduating class of 2028; were assessed. Their Mean Grade was a 50.92. Their Distribution of Grades across the four learning levels:

(1) Beginning Learner range, 29 percent earned a Grade ranging from 0.0 to 45.2

(2) Developing Learner, 29 percent earned a Grade ranging from 45.4 to 52.9

(3) Proficient Learner, 28 percent earned a Grade ranging from 53.1 to 61.5

(4) Distinguished Learner, 14 percent earned a Grade ranging from 61.7 to 100

 

Third Grade Reading status

Of the 129,231 students assessed, the Georgia Department of Education (GA DOE) reported 27 percent below grade level and 73 percent at or above grade level.

Which raises the question, how is it possible that 73 percent of the students were reading at or above grade level when less than 14 percent of the Grades earned were above a 70?

 

Fourth Grade Mathematics

In 2019, One hundred thirty-three thousand four hundred eighty-six students representing the future graduating class of 2027; were assessed. Their Mean Grade was a 57.30. Their Distribution of Grades across the four learning levels:

(1) Beginning Learner range, 18 percent earned a Grade ranging from 0 to 45.8

(2) Developing Learner, 33 percent earned a Grade ranging from 46.1 to 57.1

(3) Proficient Learner, 36 percent earned a Grade ranging from 57.3 to 70.6

(4) Distinguished Learner, 14 percent earned a Grade ranging from 70.8 to 100

 

Fourth Grade English Language Arts

In 2019, One hundred thirty-three thousand five hundred forty-seven students representing the future graduating class of 2027; were assessed. Their Mean Grade was a 55.80. Their Distribution of Grades across the four learning levels:

(1) Beginning Learner range, 25 percent earned a Grade ranging from 0 to 46.7

(2) Developing Learner, 32 percent earned a Grade ranging from 46.9 to 55.6

(3) Proficient Learner, 27 percent earned a Grade ranging from 55.8 to 64.2

(4) Distinguished Learner, 16 percent earned a Grade ranging from 64.4 to 100

 

Fourth Grade Reading status

In 2019, Of the 133,547 students assessed, the GA DOE reported 36 percent below grade level and 64 percent at or above grade level.

Which raises the question, how is it possible that 64 percent of the students were reading at or above grade level when less than 16 percent of the Grades earned were above a 70?

 

Fifth Grade Mathematics

In 2019, One hundred thirty-six thousand four hundred fifty-eight students representing the future graduating class of 2026; were assessed. Their Mean Grade was a 55.78. Their Distribution of Grades across the four learning levels:

(1) Beginning Learner range, 24 percent earned a Grade ranging from 0 to 45.4

(2) Developing Learner, 35 percent earned a Grade ranging from 45.7 to 56.3

(3) Proficient Learner, 27 percent earned a Grade ranging from 56.5 to 68.3

(4) Distinguished Learner, 13 percent earned a Grade ranging from 68.5 to 100

 

Fifth Grade English Language Arts

In 2019, One hundred thirty-six thousand five hundred thirteen students representing the future graduating class of 2026; were assessed. Their Mean Grade was a 55.81. Their Distribution of Grades across the four learning levels:

(1) Beginning Learner range, 24 percent earned a Grade ranging from 0 to 48.0

(2) Developing Learner, 31 percent earned a Grade ranging from 48.2 to 57.1

(3) Proficient Learner, 34 percent earned a Grade ranging from 57.3 to 68.4

(4) Distinguished Learner, 11 percent earned a Grade ranging from 68.5 to 100

 

Fifth Grade Reading status

Of the 136,513 students assessed, the GA DOE reported 27 percent below grade level and 73 percent at or above grade level.

Which raises the question, how is it possible that 73 percent of the students were reading at or above grade level when less than 11 percent of the Grades earned were above a 70?

 

Fifth Grade Social Studies

In 2019, One hundred thirty-six thousand two hundred seven students representing the future graduating class of 2026; were assessed. Their Mean Grade was a 57.87. Their Distribution of Grades across the four learning levels:

(1) Beginning Learner range, 22 percent earned a Grade ranging from 0 to 49.1

(2) Developing Learner, 47 percent earned a Grade ranging from 49.3 to 62.4

(3) Proficient Learner, 19 percent earned a Grade ranging from 62.7 to 70.4

(4) Distinguished Learner, 11 percent earned a Grade ranging from 70.7 to 100

 

Fifth Grade Science

In 2019, One hundred thirty-six thousand two hundred seven students representing the future graduating class of 2026; were assessed. Their Mean Grade was a 57.09. Their Distribution of Grades across the four learning levels:

(1) Beginning Learner range, 30 percent earned a Grade ranging from 0 to 50.6

(2) Developing Learner, 27 percent earned a Grade ranging from 50.8 to 58.7

(3) Proficient Learner, 30 percent earned a Grade ranging from 58.9 to 70.0

(4) Distinguished Learner, 13 percent earned a Grade ranging from 70.2 to 100

 

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Related:

Georgia Scores an F on 2019 SAT

2019 Georgia Milestones Middle School Scores as Grades

2019 Georgia Milestones High School Scores as Grades

 

SOURCES USED:

[https://www.gadoe.org/External-Affairs-and-Policy/communications/Documents/Spring%202019%20EOG%20-%20State%20Level%20-%20All%20Grades.xlsx]

Georgia Milestones Assessment System End-of-Grade (EOG) Interpretive Guide for Score Reports for Spring and Summer 2019 For Use with Score Reports from Spring and Summer 2019 Administrations.Pdf

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