This spring, GCPS students will participate in the state’s Georgia Milestones assessment program. Students in grades 3-8 will take End of Grade (EOG) assessments in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics while students in grades 5 and 8 also are assessed in science and social studies. Gwinnett students in grades 3–8 will participate in the End of Grade assessment between April 17 and April 28. During the testing window, Gwinnett students in grades 3, 4, 6, and 7 will test on four days— two for mathematics and two for ELA— for approximately one hour on any given day. Students in grades 5 and 8 will test for 60 to 90 minutes on six separate days— two for math, two for ELA, one for science, and one for social studies. The window for End of Course (EOC) assessments for designated high school courses is April 26 to May 12. The tested courses are 9th Grade Literature and Composition, 11th Grade American Literature and Composition, Algebra I, Geometry, Biology, Physical Scienc, U.S. History, and Economics. Online, families can find tips for supporting their student at test time and, if needed, ways to help a student manage test anxiety. Online, families can find tips for supporting their student at test time and, if needed, ways to help a student manage test anxiety.