2019 Georgia Milestones Elementary Scores as Grades revised to include students left behind

“Because The Georgia Milestones was not administered during the 2019-2020 school year, The Afterclap will re-post previous posts with newly available datum and revise and update where applicable. Additionally, we will start posting past years of Milestones datum.”

2019 Georgia Milestones Elementary Scaled Scores as Classroom Grade equivalents revised to include students left behind.

2019 was another season of failed expectations for Georgia’s students, as they progress from Birth to High school Graduation, where more than 80 percent failed to achieve a benchmark grade of 70 or better on Georgia’s Milestones Assessments of Elementary students. For the approximately 7 to 16 percent of students across domains meeting or exceeding the 70 benchmarks, Congratulations.

In this post, the 2019 Milestones mean scaled scores were translated to a percent of a perfect score and rounded to two decimal places. The result is an equivalent classroom grade on a scale of 0 to 100. Learning levels (1) Beginning Learner, (2) Developing Learner, (3) Proficient Learner, and (4) Distinguished Learner ranges are rounded to one decimal place. All datum is stated as its classroom equivalent grades. Percentages of students may not total 100 percent due to the Georgia Department of Education rounding.

 

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 grades ranging from 0.0 to 44.3

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

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

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

Approximately 88 percent-plus of Third Grade students were left behind in Mathematics.

 

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 grades ranging from 0.0 to 45.2

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

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

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

Approximately 86 percent-plus of Third Grade students were left behind in English Language Arts.

 

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.

So 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 grades ranging from 0 to 45.8

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

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

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

Approximately 87 percent of Forth Grade students were left behind in Mathematics.

 

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 grades ranging from 0 to 46.7

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

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

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

Approximately 84 percent-plus of Fourth Grade students were left behind in English Language Arts.

 

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.

So 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 grades ranging from 0 to 45.4

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

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

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

Approximately 86 percent-plus of Fifth Grade students were left behind in Mathematics.

 

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 grades ranging from 0 to 48.0

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

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

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

Approximately 89 percent-plus of Fifth Grade students were left behind in English Language Arts.

 

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.

So 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 grades ranging from 0 to 49.1

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

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

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

Approximately 88 percent of Fifth Grade students were left behind in Social Studies.

 

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 grades ranging from 0 to 50.6

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

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

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

Approximately 87 percent of Fifth Grade students were left behind in Social Studies.

 

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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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