Fayette outpaces state on 2022 Georgia Milestones


Fayette County students maintained their position among the best and brightest in the state, greatly outpacing average performance on the 2022 Georgia Milestones Assessment.

In the 26 subject areas, the majority of students scored at the “proficient or above” level, meaning they are considered on track to being college and career ready, improving on last year’s numbers.

Fayette’s students scored in the top 10 percent of Georgia on all but one out of 26 categories, 8th-grade science where they placed in the 89th percentile. In 2021, they missed two of 24 subjects.

On 16 out of 26 subjects, Fayette ranked in the top 5 percent. That marks an improvement from 10 last year.

In just two categories, 6th-grade math and 8th-grade science, less than 50 percent of students scored “proficient learner and above.” They scored 60 percent or higher in 18 categories and 80 percent or higher in seven.

Students began taking Georgia Milestones assessments in 2014-2015. The testing system is one comprehensive program across grades 3 through 12, which includes open-ended questions to better gauge students’ content mastery.

Georgia Milestones measures how well students have learned the knowledge and skills outlined in the state-adopted content standards in English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.

Georgia Milestones is a single assessment system that consists of end-of-grade measures in English language arts and mathematics in grades 3-8, end-of-grade measures in science in grades 5 and 8, end-of-grade measures in social studies in grades 8, and end-of-course measures for specified high school courses.