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 Georgia Milestones Rubrics

​​​​​Below are links to rubrics used on the Georgia Milestones English Language Arts assessments for each grade level and course. These include the four-point holistic rubric used to evaluate narrative writing and the seven-point, two-trait rubric used to evaluate ideas and conventions in informational/explanatory and opinion/argumentative essay writing. Copies of these rubrics are provided here to help acquaint Georgia students and educators with the traits and criteria used to define the quality of student essay and narrative writing on Georgia Milestones.

These rubrics are a supplemental resource and may be used in the classroom to complement existing writing instruction throughout the school year. They are not intended to replace other instructional resources developed by the local school district or the Curriculum and Instruction Division of the Georgia Department of Education. While these rubrics are descriptive of the varying levels of writing quality as expressed by a student’s response to ​a prompt, they are most effective when used in context with sample responses to show how each trait and criteria is defined at each score point. These sample responses can be found in the Item and Scoring Guide Samplers for EOG and EOC. Additional sample prompts and responses can be found in the EOG Assessment Guides, the EOC Assessment Guides, the EOG Study Guides, and the EOC Study Guides.​ 


Opinion, Argumentative, Informational/Explanatory, and Narrative Writing