2019 Georgia Milestones Middle School Scores as Grades

2019 was an unkind season of excessive failure for Georgia’s Middle School students, as they traveled forward 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 Middle school students. For the 7 to possibly 15 percent of passing students, Congratulations.

This is the second of three posts covering Georgia’s 2019 Milestones assessments; you can follow the links for the Elementary Grades and High School Grades

In this post, Mean Grades are 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.

 

Sixth Grade Mathematics

In 2019, One hundred thirty-six thousand six hundred twenty-six students representing the future graduating class of 2025; were assessed. Their Mean Grade was a 55.90. Their Distribution of Grades across the four learning levels:

(1) Beginning Learner range, 22 percent earned a Grade ranging from 0 to 45.5

(2) Developing Learner, 39 percent earned a Grade ranging from 45.8 to 57.6

(3) Proficient Learner, 27 percent earned a Grade ranging from 57.8 to 70.8

(4) Distinguished Learner, 12 percent earned a Grade ranging from 71.1 to 100

 

Sixth Grade English Language Arts

In 2019, One hundred thirty-six thousand six hundred seventy-three students representing the graduating class of 2025; were assessed. Their Mean Grade was a 55.29. Their Distribution of Grades across the four learning levels:

(1) Beginning Learner range, 26 percent earned a Grade ranging from 0 to 49.1

(2) Developing Learner, 28 percent earned a Grade ranging from 49.3 to 56.5

(3) Proficient Learner, 35 percent earned a Grade ranging from 56.6 to 67.4

(4) Distinguished Learner, 11 percent earned a Grade ranging from 67.5 to 100

 

Sixth Grade Reading status

Of the 136,673 students assessed, the Georgia Department of Education (GA DOE) reported 39 percent below grade level and 61 percent at or above grade level.

Which raises the question, how is it possible that 61 percent of the students were reading at or above grade level when less than 11 percent of the Grades earned were above a 70?

 

Seventh Grade Mathematics

In 2019, One hundred thirty-two thousand seven hundred ninety-six students representing the future graduating class of 2024; were assessed. Their Mean Grade was a 53.89. Their Distribution of Grades across the four learning levels:

(1) Beginning Learner range, 22 percent earned a Grade ranging from 0 to 44.0

(2) Developing Learner, 35 percent earned a Grade ranging from 44.2 to 54.5

(3) Proficient Learner, 28 percent earned a Grade ranging from 54.7 to 66.1

(4) Distinguished Learner, 15 percent earned a Grade ranging from 66.3  to 100

 

Seventh Grade English Language Arts

In 2019, One hundred thirty-three thousand two hundred fifty-nine students representing the future graduating class of 2024; were assessed. Their Mean Grade was a 55.81. Their Distribution of Grades across the four learning levels:

(1) Beginning Learner range, 28 percent earned a Grade ranging from 0 to 49.8

(2) Developing Learner, 33 percent earned a Grade ranging from 50.0 to 57.9

(3) Proficient Learner, 31 percent earned a Grade ranging from 58.1 to 68.7

(4) Distinguished Learner, 8 percent earned a Grade ranging from 68.9 to 100

 

Seventh Grade Reading status

Of the 133,259 students assessed, GA DOE reported 25 percent below grade level and 75 percent at or above grade level.

Which raises the question, how is it possible that 75 percent of the students were reading at or above grade level when less the 8 percent of the Grades earned were above a 70?

 

Eighth Grade Mathematics

In 2019, One hundred three thousand three hundred eighty-eight students representing the future graduating class of 2023; were assessed. Their Mean Grade was a 48.54. Their Distribution of Grades across the four learning levels:

(1) Beginning Learner range, 27 percent earned a Grade ranging from 0 to 41.5

(2) Developing Learner, 38 percent earned a Grade ranging from 41.7 to 51.9

(3) Proficient Learner, 27 percent earned a Grade ranging from 52.1 to 63.1

(4) Distinguished Learner, 8 percent earned a Grade ranging from 63.3 to 100

 

Eighth Grade English Language Arts

In 2019, One hundred twenty-four thousand seven hundred forty-five students representing the future graduating class of 2023; were assessed. Their Mean Grade was a 58.22. Their Distribution of Grades across the four learning levels:

(1) Beginning Learner range, 20 percent earned a Grade ranging from 0 to 49.3

(2) Developing Learner, 33 percent earned a Grade ranging from 49.5 to 59.21

(3) Proficient Learner, 35 percent earned a Grade ranging from 59.4 to 70.3

(4) Distinguished Learner, 12 percent earned a Grade ranging from 70.5 to 100

 

Eighth Grade Reading status

Of the 124,745 students assessed, GA DOE reported 26 percent below grade level and 74 percent at or above grade level.

Which raises the question, how is it possible that 74 percent of the students were reading at or above grade level when less than 12 percent of the Grades earned were above a 70?

 

Eighth Grade Social Studies

In 2019, One hundred thirty thousand one hundred eighty-two students representing the future graduating class of 2023; were assessed. Their Mean Grade was a 57.89. Their Distribution of Grades across the four learning levels:

(1) Beginning Learner range, 22 percent earned a Grade ranging from 0 to 49.3

(2) Developing Learner, 38 percent earned a Grade ranging from 49.5 to 59.8

(3) Proficient Learner, 27 percent earned a Grade ranging from 60.0 to 69.7

(4) Distinguished Learner, 14 percent earned a Grade ranging from 69.9 to 100

 

Eighth Grade Science

In 2019, Ninety-four thousand seven hundred eighty-eight students representing the future graduating class of 2023; were assessed. Their Mean Grade was a 53.87. Their Distribution of Grades across the four learning levels:

(1) Beginning Learner range, 38 percent earned a Grade ranging from 0 to 49.8

(2) Developing Learner, 30 percent earned a Grade ranging from 50.0 to 57.9

(3) Proficient Learner, 25 percent earned a Grade ranging from 58.1 to 68.9

(4) Distinguished Learner, 7 percent earned a Grade ranging from 69.0 to 100

 

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Related:

Georgia Scores an F on 2019 SAT

2019 Georgia Milestones Elementary Scores as Grades

2019 Georgia Milestones High School Scores as Grades

 

RESOURCES 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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