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OCS ranks in Top 10 on 19/19 Milestones assessments

The Georgia Department of Education has released Milestones, End of Grade, and End of Course Assessment results. On each of the 19 assessments for the 2020-21 school year, Oconee County Schools had an average well above that of the state of Georgia. OCS ranked in the top 10 in the state on all assessments as well.


“Despite the challenges of last year in the face of an international pandemic, our students achieved at some of the highest levels in the state,” said Superintendent Jason L. Branch. “The resilience, flexibility, and grace of our students, teachers, and parents have truly shown us what ‘Oconee Strong’ means.”


Georgia law requires a comprehensive summative assessment program in grades 3-12, including End of Grade assessments in English/Language Arts and Mathematics for grades 3-8 and End of Course assessments in designated core subjects for grades 9-12.


The school system’s Top 10 state rankings are below based on OCS’ ranking among all Georgia systems. Some school systems did not have enough test-takers to be representative of the total population based on prior achievement.


Grade 3 ELA (#3)
Grade 3 Math (#4)
Grade 4 ELA (#2)
Grade 4 Math (#3)
Grade 5 ELA (#2)
Grade 5 Math (#4)
Grade 6 ELA (#2)
Grade 6 Math (#2)
Grade 7 ELA (#2)
Grade 7 Math (#3)
Grade 8 ELA (#6)
Grade 8 Math (#5)
Grade 8 Science (#2)
Grade 8 Social Studies (#1)
American Literature (#7)
Algebra I (#2)
Biology (#5)
U.S. History (#1)


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