Results to be released this week by local school districts of the Georgia Milestones tests are among the most visible evidence to parents of how a package of federally-funded initiatives have changed the state’s public education.
A year after the federal Race to the Top grant ended, known as RT3, the state is still putting into place the final parts of the wide-ranging education program.
While the Milestones exams were not specifically part of the Race to the Top, they were developed in coordination with the program as a replacement for the previous end-of-course tests given to students. The Milestones are designed to test mastery of the course revisions coming from RT3 with higher overall standards.
Among the RT3 components are the controversial Common Core curriculum and teacher assessments tied to the Milestones.
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