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Georgia Milestone Assessment Rubrics for Language Arts and Mathematics
Georgia Milestone Assessment Rubrics
Posted on 04/21/2016

Georgia Milestone Assessment Rubrics for Language Arts


The Georgia Milestone Assessment for Language Arts has both selected response (multiple choice) and constructed response(written response) test items. The three types of constructed response items are described in the table as well as in the GMAS Study/Resource Guide for Students and Parents. Select the link associated with the grade level of your child to view and use the study guide. Next to each link you will find sample scoring rubrics that outline the skills that students will be expected to demonstrate on the narrative and the opinion/argumentative and informational/explanatory writing tasks.


Grade 3 Language Arts GMAS Study/Resource Guide - Grade 3 Language Arts – Sample Rubrics

Grade 4 Language Arts GMAS Study/Resource Guide - Grade 4 Language Arts – Sample Rubrics

Grade 5 Language Arts GMAS Study/Resource Guide - Grade 5 Language Arts – Sample Rubrics

Grade 6 Language Arts GMAS Study/Resource Guide - Grade 6 Language Arts – Sample Rubrics

Grade 7 Language Arts GMAS Study/Resource Guide - Grade 7 Language Arts – Sample Rubrics

Grade 8 Language Arts GMAS Study/Resource Guide - Grade 8 Language Arts – Sample Rubrics

Grade 9 Literature and Composition GMAS Study/Resource Guide - Grade 9 Language Arts – Sample Rubrics

Grade 11 American Literature and Composition GMAS Study/Resource Guide - Grade 11 Language Arts – Sample Rubrics


The 3 Types of Written Responses on the Georgia Milestone Assessments for Language Arts


Type of Written Response Description Required Knowledge and Skills
Constructed Response A constructed-response item asks a question and solicits the student to provide a response he or she constructs on his or her own. The constructed-response items assessments will be worth two points. Partial credit may be awarded.
  • Comprehend shorter writing tasks
  • Produce a brief response that has a clear focus on the question
  • Include explicit evidence from the text with attributionand explanation
Extended Constructed Response An extended constructed-response item is a specific type of constructed-response item that elicits a longer, more detailed response from the student than a two-point constructed-response item does. The student will respond to a narrative prompt based on a passage read. This item will be worth four points. Partial credit may be awarded.
  • Understand the elements (e.g. characters, setting, plot, point of view, theme, etc.) of a narrative (story)
  • Understand how to manipulate these elements in order to produce an original response reflective of the story read
  • Include narrative features and details (e.g. dialogue, sensory details, transitional elements, etc.) that reflect narrative writing
Extended Writing-Response The extended writing-response items, or writing tasks will include two passages, which require students to draw from reading experiences when writing an essay response and to cite evidence from the passage(s) to support claims and conclusions in the essay. The student will compose either an opinion/argumentative or informational/explanatory essay. This item will be worth seven points. Partial credit may be awarded.
  • Understand how to comprehend longer writing tasks withmultiple steps
  • Understand how to cite textual evidence from two texts to support a thesis or claim
  • Understand how to expound upon relevant details to strengthen each main point

These resources are located on the Georgia Department of Education's website (www.doe.k12.ga.us).


Georgia Milestone Assessment Rubrics for Mathematics


The Georgia Milestone Assessment for Mathematics has both selected response (multiple choice) and constructed response (written response) test items. The two types of constructed response items are described in the tableas well as in the GMAS Study/Resource Guide for Students and Parents. Select the link associated with the grade level of your child to view and use the study guide. Next to each link you will find sample scoring rubrics. Select the link associated with the grade level of your child.


Grade 3 Mathematics GMAS Study/Resource Guide - Grade 3 Mathematics – Sample Rubrics 
Grade 4 Mathematics GMAS Study/Resource Guide - Grade 4 Mathematics – Sample Rubrics 
Grade 5 Mathematics GMAS Study/Resource Guide - Grade 5 Mathematics – Sample Rubrics 
Grade 6 Mathematics GMAS Study/Resource Guide - Grade 6 Mathematics – Sample Rubrics 
Grade 7 Mathematics GMAS Study/Resource Guide - Grade 7 Mathematics – Sample Rubrics 
Grade 8 Mathematics GMAS Study/Resource Guide - Grade 8 Mathematics – Sample Rubrics 
Grade 9 Algebra 1 GMAS Study/Resource Guide - Grade 9 Mathematics – Sample Rubrics 
Grade 10 Geometry GMAS Study/Resource Guide - Grade 10 Mathematics – Sample Rubrics


The Two Types of Written Responses on the Georgia Milestone Assessments Mathematics


Written Response Description Required Knowledge and Skills
Constructed Response A constructed-response item asks a question and solicits the student to provide a response he or she constructs on his or her own. The constructed-response items assessments will be worth two points. Partial credit may be awarded.
  • Comprehend shorter real world tasks
  • Produce a brief response that has a clear focus on the question
  • Include explicit mathematical evidence
Extended Constructed Response An extended constructed-response item is a specific type of constructed-response item that elicits a longer, more detailed response from the student than a two-point constructed-response item does. The student will respond to a real-world task. This item will be worth four points. Partial credit may be awarded.
  • Understand the what the question is asking
  • Understand how to apply the mathematical properties in order to produce an appropriate response in the context of the situation posed by the problem
  • Show all work, provide an explanation, and a justification that reflect the question prompt

These resources are located on the Georgia Department of Education's website (www.doe.k12.ga.us).