BEACON is a through-year, computer adaptive, formative interim assessment system administered in ELA and mathematics in grades 3-8. It measures progress throughout the school year, allowing educators to target instruction and make informed decisions. It is mapped to the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE), adjusts difficulty to meet students where they are, and minimizes testing time.
BEACON is aligned with Georgia Milestones in multiple ways, including the standards assessed, item types administered, delivery platform used, and tools and accommodations available. In year 2 it will also provide estimated performance on the end-of-year Georgia Milestones assessment. Ongoing field testing of newly developed BEACON items allows for future alignment to our standards when the GSE are revised.