More problems on the standardized testing front. This story is from Georgia who has made the Georgia Milestones test, which is aligned to Common Core, counted as part of a student’s grade.
Those grades have been delayed 90.1fm WABE, an Atlanta-based NPR affiliate, reports:
School is out for most Atlanta-area students, but some high schoolers may have to wait for their final grades. The state has taken longer than expected to issue Georgia Milestones scores to schools.
The test, which is aligned to the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards, is given yearly to students in grades 3-8.
For high school students, Georgia Milestones acts as an end-of-course test. Students take the exam after completing a core subject. By law, the test counts for 20 percent of their final grade in the class. The Georgia Department of Education says some of those end-of-course test scores won’t be available until at least next week.
Graduation is up in the air for some students. Beautiful, well done Georgia, well done. Uber fail.