Important Testing Information for Parents and Students
Between the dates of April 20 and May 1, all students at Davis Middle School will join other students statewide in taking the Georgia Milestones Test. Although student mastery is measured year-round by teachers, this test is a standardized measure for students to demonstrate their mastery of core academic subjects through established criteria set by Georgia Department of Education. The scores on these tests effect each student in a number of critical ways, including:
- establishing individual student achievement levels
assessing strengths and weaknesses of individuals and programs
- guiding us as we plan for overall school improvement
- for eighth graders, an additional measure used to determine promotion to high school
- for sixth and seventh graders, an additional measure used to determine promotion to the next grade
Students are actively learning new skills daily that will help them master the content on these exams. To support the learning that takes place here at school, we have provided a number of resources that will allow students to practice and improve these skills at home. Please take a moment to look over the resources listed below and take some time to review each resource with your child and take advantage of the benefits each has to offer.
If you have questions about any of these resources, please contact your child’s teacher.
Thank you for your support in making Davis Middle School a great place to learn!
Note: In addition to these great online resources, teachers have a number of printed resources available upon request. If you don’t have access to the internet at home, please contact your child’s teacher about availability of these resources.
Official Milestones Study Guides provided by the State of Georgia:
Printable Practice Tests:
These printable practice tests include examples of the new “Constructed Response” questions, which require students to write out their answers and explain how they got it.
Click here for printable Georgia Milestones practice tests:
Standards-based practice where students play games while mastering tested standards.
Username: DMS-FirstInitial+LastInitial+Last 4 Digits of Lunch Number
(Example: Joe Tompkins would be DMS-jt1234)
Password: The student’s school ID number (the same one they use for lunch)
Students can take online, teacher-created tests for Milestones practice. Students get instant feedback and teachers can view the results later. The number of tests available may vary from teacher to teacher.
Username: The student’s Georgia Testing ID number (the same every year. This is available from your child’s teacher if needed.)
Once logged on, students should select “Teacher Assigned Tests” (the SECOND button down) to find practice tests we have prepared for them in all subject areas.