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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 [email protected].

You can also view a full screen comprehensive document listing all testing program dates at North Gwinnett that can be printed.

Testing Calendar 2017-2018

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.

2017-18 NGHS Testing Calendar

Assessment Name


SPG/DA Pre-tests 1

August 9-18

Georgia Milestones - EOC (Mid-month) 

August 9-10

Georgia Milestones - EOC (Mid-month) 

September 14-15

Gateway Retest

September 26 – Science

September 27 – Social Studies

DA Interims 1 and Midterms

October 2-20


All 9th, 10th, and 11th graders

October 11

Georgia Milestones - EOC (Main)

December – TBD

Final Exams/DA Post-tests

December 15-20

DA Pre-tests 2

January – TBD

Gateway Retest

January 10 – Science

January 11 – Social Studies


Georgia Milestones - EOC (Mid-month) 

January 25


February 6


Gateway Alternate - SC (Graduating Seniors)

February 12-16

Georgia Milestones - EOC (Mid-month)

February 22


February 26 – March 2


Gateway Alternate - SS (Graduating Seniors)

February 26 – March 2

DA Interims 2 and Midterms

March 2-22

HS Gateway - Main Administration

March 26 – Science

March 27 – Social Studies

AP Exams

May 7-18

Georgia Milestones - EOC (Main)

April – May - TBD

Final Exams

May 18-23


Testing Policies


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 11, 2017 - 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, sophomores and juniors at NGHS. Those who wish to register, but are not students at NGHS, will need to register through the Counseling Office at NGHS; the cost is $17.  PSAT 8/9 Student Guide

SAT Dates & Times

  Subject TestsRegister byLate Registration
October 7                 YES (List of Subject Test)             9/8                    9/19
November 4 YES (List of Subject Test) 10/5 10/19
December 2 YES (List of Subject Test) 11/2 11/14
March 10 NO 2/9 2/20
May 5 YES (List of Subject Test) 4/6 4/17

June 2

*The June 2nd SAT will not be hosted at NGHS.

YES (List of Subject Test) 5/3 5/15

For more information on the SAT, check out College Board.

ACT - American College Testing

ACT Dates & Times

Test DateRegistration DeadlineLate Registration
September 9, 2017             August 4, 2017                              August 5 - August 18, 2017
October 28, 2017 September 22, 2017 September 23 - October 6, 2017
December 9, 2017 November 3, 2017 November 4 - 17, 2017
February 10, 2018 January 12, 2018 January 13 - 19, 2018
April 14, 2018 March 9, 2018 March 10-23, 2018
June 9, 2018 May 4, 2018 May 5 - 18, 2018

For more information on the ACT, check out ACT.

Please print the SAT and ACT calendar if you would like a hard copy.

Fall 2017 Final Exam Schedule - Maxwell