The Assessment Office is responsible for all testing related to successful performance in North Gwinnett.
- Those tests include the End of Course Tests (EOCT's), Gateway, Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT), and other similar tests if necessary.
- Information regarding standardized tests used for post-secondary use, such as SAT, ACT, etc., can be found in our Counseling Office.
- Information regarding Advanced Placement Tests and NGHS Semester Final Exams can be found in the Curriculum Office.
If you are a returning student who needs to complete a test, you must register with Ms. Lough at (678) 482-1051 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also view a full screen comprehensive document listing all testing program dates at North Gwinnett that can be printed.
Testing Calendar 2016 - 2017
Whenever possible, the regular bell schedule will be maintained so that testing affects only the students taking the tests - not the entire school. Teachers of the students who are taking a particular test will be assigned as test administrators. Full details for each main administration (*) will be distributed about two weeks in advance of the test.
|Date||Test / Time|
|August 9-17, 2016||SPG Pre-Assessments (1st semester and Yearlong courses). DDA Pre-tests (optional)|
|September 10, 2016||ACT|
|September 27-28, 2016||HS Gateway Retest|
|October 1, 2016||SAT|
|October 12-21, 2016||DDA Interim 1|
|October 19, 2016||PSAT (all 9th and 10th graders, 11th graders who register)|
|October 22, 2016||ACT|
|November 5, 2016||SAT|
|December 3, 2016||SAT|
|December 10, 2016||ACT|
|TBD||Georgia Milestones - EOC(Main)|
|December 16-21, 2016||Final Exams/DDA Post-tests|
|January 11-12, 2017||HS Gateway Retest|
|January 21, 2016||SAT|
|February 11, 2017||ACT|
|February 21-24, 2017||ACCESS for ELLs|
|March 6-17, 2017||DDA Interim 2 and Midterms|
|March 11, 2017||SAT|
|March 27, 2017||Gateway (Main) Science|
|March 28, 2017||Gateway (Main) Social Studies|
|March 29, 2017||Gateway (Main) Science make-up|
|March 30, 2017||Gateway (Main) Social Studies make-up|
|April 8, 2017||ACT|
|May 1-12, 2017||AP Exams|
|May 6, 2017||SAT|
|TBA||Georgia Milestones - EOC(Main)|
|May 19-24, 2017||Final Exams|
|June 3, 2017||SAT|
|June 10, 2017||ACT|
The purpose of the Gateway Assessment Program is to measure student progress on Gwinnett's essential curriculum, the Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS). The content of the high school Gateway Assessment consists of AKS from the required ninth and tenth grade courses in science, social studies, and language arts. Specifically, students will be responsible for the AKS in Biology, Chemistry, World History and ninth and tenth grade Language Arts. Students will be required to write TWO (2) tasks, one about science AKS and one about social studies AKS. Documents will be provided to help students remember details of the concept they have studied. Each student response is scored by at least two raters who do not know the student's name or school. If more than one point separates the score on any feature, the paper is scored by a third judge. All high school students will take the assessment beginning in the spring of the tenth grade year. High school students will have to pass the Gateway examination before they receive a GCPS diploma.
Gwinnett County Resource for the Gateway.
The PSAT will be administered on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - there is no make-up administration for students who are absent for testing. This test is excellent preparation for this Scholasic Aptitude Test (SAT), which is required by colleges and universities. Eleventh grade students must take the PSAT during their junior year in order to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Program.
The PSAT is administered free of charge to all freshmen and sophomores at NGHS. Juniors may register to take PSAT for a $15 fee. Students who are Juniors at NGHS can register for the PSAT through Mypaymentsplus.com. Those who wish to register, but are not students at NGHS, will need to register through the Counseling Office at NGHS.
SAT - Scholastic Assessment Test
Starting this year, students wishing to take the SAT must pay attention to some important changes. Students cannot:
- Take the SAT without registering online by the due dates (i.e., no "standby").
- Sign up for one testing location (i.e., Mill Creek), but show up at another location (i.e., North Gwinnett) (i.e., no "test center change").
- Sign up for one test date, but show up at an earlier or later test date (i.e., no "test date change").
- Test without a registration ticket (the ticket will now include a photo of the student which the student uploads during online registration).
- Sign up for the SAT I, but decide to take the SAT II (or vice versa.)
- Each student will need to upload a photo of him- or herself when he or she registers online.
SAT Dates & Times
|Subject Tests||Register by||Late Registration|
|October 1||YES (List of Subject Test)||9/2||9/20|
|November 5||YES (List of Subject Test)||10/7||10/25|
|December 3||YES (List of Subject Test)||11/3||11/22|
|January 21||YES (List of Subject Test)||12/21||1/10|
|May 6||YES (List of Subject Test)||4/7||4/25|
|June 3||YES (List of Subject Test)||5/9||5/24|
For more information on the SAT, check out College Board.
ACT - American College Testing
ACT Dates & Times
|Test Date||Registration Deadline||Late Registration|
|September 10, 2016||August 5, 2016||August 6 - August 19, 2016|
|October 22, 2015||September 16, 2015||September 17 - September 30, 2016|
|December 10, 2016||November 4, 2016||November 5 - 18, 2016|
|February 11, 2017||January 13, 2017||January 14 - 20, 2017|
|April 8, 2017||March 3, 2017||March 4-17, 2017|
|June 10, 2017||May 5, 2017||May 6 - 19, 2017|
For more information on the ACT, check out ACT.
Please print the SAT and ACT calendar if you would like a hard copy.