- As in the case of performance in elementary schools, economic advantage and student performance are highly correlated in metro Atlanta.
- We find that middle schools in which low percentages of students exceed 8th grade math standards are concentrated in areas with high proportions of economically disadvantaged students, suggesting a strong relationship between income level and academic performance in middle school.
The Georgia Department of Education (GADOE) just released the results of a new assessment called Georgia Milestones (”Milestones”). Given in spring of 2015, Georgia Milestones replaces the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) that students had been taking for more than a decade. The new Milestones test is considerably more rigorous, as the old CRCT “set some