Treutlen County School System students in grades three through eight will participate in the Georgia Milestones End of Grade Assessment April 11 – April 21, 2016. Georgia law requires that the test be administered in grades three through eight in the content areas of English/language arts, mathematics, science and social studies. The Georgia Milestones Assessment is based on Georgia Standards of Excellence (GCE) in the areas of ELA and math, and Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) in the areas of science and social studies. The Georgia Milestones assessment is designed to measure the knowledge and skills taught in Georgia’s classrooms. Students are assessed on how well they have learned content standards for their grade. Because Georgia Milestones results will be used to determine a student’s promotion/retention, parents are encouraged to have their child at school on time each day. Students in grades three, five, and eight must meet state standards for the test in order to be promoted to the next grade.