Gwinnett students in grades 3-8 will participate in the Georgia Milestones End of Grade assessment on five days between April 18 and April 29. At each tested grade level, this state assessment measures students’ mastery of the state-adopted content standards in language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) will analyze assessment results and provide achievement scores to schools and families for each content area. Milestones scores provide information about how prepared a student is to move on to the next grade and will be used to help make promotion or retention decisions. Results also provide teachers with feedback about instructional practices and assist school and district leaders in identifying academic strengths and weaknesses for planning educational programs to support improvement. Online, families can find tips for supporting their student at test time and, if needed, ways to help a student manage test anxiety.