Promotion and Retention Decisions Based on Milestones Results - Waived by State Board
On May 5, 2016, the State Board of Education granted a waiver of State Board Rule 160-4-2-.11 PROMOTION, PLACEMENT, AND RETENTION tied to the 2016 administration of the Georgia Milestones End of Grade (EOG) tests. This waiver means that students in grade three do not have to earn an At/Above Grade Level designation in reading on the Georgia Milestones assessment to be promoted to fourth grade. In grades five and eight, students will not have to earn an At/Above Grade Level designation in reading, as well as score in the Developing Learner achievement level or above in mathematics, on the Georgia Milestone assessments to be promoted to the next grade.
Local school teams will determine promotion and retention based on a combination of classroom grades, teacher recommendation, the reading and mathematics diagnostic, and local formative assessments.