Duluth Middle School​
C.A.T.S - Character, Achievement, Teamwork, Spirit

Your student will be participating in the Georgia Milestones End of Grade assessment near the end of April.

The purpose of this assessment is to measure students' mastery of the state-adopted content standards in language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) will analyze assessment results and provide achievement scores to schools and families for each content area. You can learn more about these assessments at  http://testing.gadoe.org.

The scores from this state assessment provide information about how prepared a student is to move on to the next grade and will be used to help make promotion or retention decisions. In addition to providing information about students' mastery of content standards, the results provide teachers with feedback about instructional practices and assist school and district leaders in identifying academic strengths and weaknesses for planning educational programs to support improvement.

This assessment will begin prompt each day at 9:20am. Please make sure your student gets plenty of sleep the night before testing, eats a nutritious breakfast, and arrives at school on time on assessment days.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kaneshia Robinson at 770-232-3317.
  • ACCESS – required for all ESOL students as a means to assess their English abilities in reading, writing, and listening.
  • CogAT (Cognitive Abilities Test) – assesses the students’ abilities in reasoning and problem solving using a verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal (spatial) symbols.
  • GCAAS – (Gwinnett County Assessments) – interim and final semester assessments used to measure mastery of the AKS/GPS learning objectives.
  • Georgia Milestones (EOG) - these are specific tests that measure the knowledge that a student has in a specific content.  These test measure the state of Georgia’s performance standards.   The EOG represents “End of Grade” and will be taken in grades 6-8.
  • Georgia Milestones (EOC) - these are specific tests that measure the knowledge that a student has in a specific content.  These test measure the state of Georgia’s performance standards.   The EOC represents “End of Course” and will be taken in our HS courses such as 9th Algebra I, 9thAccelerated Algebra I, and 9th Physical Science.
  • SPG – (Student Performance Goal Assessments) – quarter /semester / yearlong assessments used to measure mastery of the AKS in connections courses.