Milestones tests measure how well Georgia students are learning and how much they’ve progressed in the past year. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution will bring readers the results as they are released from the state Department of Education July 20. BRANT SANDERLIN/BSANDERLIN@AJC.COM
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Critical test scores for Georgia schools released, find yours here

School rankings

Georgia’s public school students made some improvement in the math and English portions of the state’s annual assessment of student performance in those subjects and others, officials announced Thursday.

The percentage of students achieving the Proficient Learner level and above on the Georgia Milestones increased or held steady on 18 of 26 End of Grade (EOG) and End of Course (EOC) assessments, officials said. Where scores decreased, they did so by three percentage points or less, officials said.

The Georgia Milestones are administered starting in third grade. They measure students' mastery of state educational standards in subjects such as English, math and science. The exams were administered in each Georgia public school system last Spring.

The scores determine whether students fall into one of four categories, from non-proficient to complete mastery, and they count for one-fifth of a high school student's course grade.

You can read the initial assessment of how DeKalb schools did here.

Atlanta showed some small gains - read about that here.

Find Cobb County’s response to its test scores here.

Fulton showed some gains, read about them here.

You can search for your elementary school results on our searchable database here. An early version of this database had some inaccurate numbers. This is the corrected version.

Please return to www.ajc.com for updates about how metro Atlanta’s largest school districts and each individual public school performed on the Milestones.

You can check out critical information about your child’s school such as graduation rates and teacher experience in the Ultimate Atlanta School Guide.

In other school news:

The first day of class for metro Atlanta schools really has gotten earlier. Cobb County students go back to school July 31. Atlanta's first day is Aug. 1. DeKalb, Fulton and Gwinnett start Aug. 7.

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