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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

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.

2018-2019 NGHS Testing Calendar


2018-19 NGHS Testing Calendar



Who is testing?

SPG/DA Pretests

Tuesday, August 7

Science and Visual/Fine Arts

Wednesday, August 8

Language Arts, CTE, Spanish

Thursday, August 9

Math, French, Health/PE

Friday, August 10

Social Studies, Latin, German

Gateway Retest

Tuesday, September 18

Science – 11th and 12th graders needing the SC Gateway

Wednesday, September 19

Social Studies – 11th and 12th graders needing the SC Gateway


Wednesday, October 10

All 9th, 10th, and 11th graders

*Advisement moved to Tuesday, 9/9

Interims (S1)

Monday, October 15

LA: 9th, 10th, and 11th

Tuesday, October 16

Math: Algebra 1, Geometry, Accel Geometry,

Thursday, October 18


Friday, October 19

Science: Biology, Chemistry, Physics

Interim (S1) Make-ups

Thursday, October 25

Students who missed a DA Interim

Friday, October 26

Winter EOCs

Window: Nov 26 - Dec 20

Schedule: TBD

Courses: Accel Geometry, Economics,

S2 Algebra 1, S2 Geometry

SPG (Semester) Posttests

Window: December 3 - 20

This is for single-semester courses (not yearlong courses)

DA Posttests/Local Final Exams

Monday, December 17

7th period

Tuesday, December 18

1st and 4th periods

Wednesday, December 19

2nd and 5th periods

Thursday, December 20

3rd and 6th periods

SPG/DA S2 Pretests

Window: January 7-18

SPG/DA S2 Courses

Gateway Retest

Tuesday, January 15

Science – 11th and 12th graders needing the SC Gateway

Wednesday January 16

Social Studies – 11th and 12th graders needing the SC Gateway


February 25 – March 1

EL students

Gateway Alternate

March 1

Science - 12th graders

March 8

SS – 12th graders

Interims (S2)

Monday, March 11

LA: 9th, 10th, and 11th and Math: Algebra 1, Geometry, Accel Geometry

Thursday, March 14


Friday, March 15

Science: Biology, Chemistry, Physics

US History Gateway Field Test

Tuesday, March 12

All USH students

Interim (S2) Make-ups

Tuesday, March 19

Students who missed a DA Interim


Wednesday, March 20


Monday, March 25

Science Main

Tuesday, March 26

Social Studies Main

Wednesday, March 27

Science Make-up

Thursday, March 28

SS Make-up

EOC Main

Window: April 22 – May 21

Courses: 9th LA, American Literature, Algebra 1, Geometry, Biology, USH, Economics

SPG Posttests

Window: May 2-22

S2 and Yearlong Courses

AP Exams

May 6-17


DA Posttests/Local Final Exams

Friday, May 17

7th period

Monday, May 20

1st and 4th periods

Tuesday, May 21

2nd and 5th periods

Wednesday, May 22

3rd and 6th periods


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 6, 2018       YES (List of Subject Test)             9/7                    9/18, mail - 9/26 online
November 3, 2018 YES (List of Subject Test) 10/5 10/16, mail - 10/24 online
December 1, 2018 YES (List of Subject Test) 11/2 11/13, mail - 11/20 online
March 9, 2019 NO 2/8 2/19, mail - 2/27 online
May 4 YES (List of Subject Test) 4/5 4/16, mail - 4/24 online

June 1, 2019

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

YES (List of Subject Test) 5/3 5/14, mail - 5/22 online

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

ACT - American College Testing

ACT Dates & Times

2018-2019 Test Dates (National)
Test DateRegistration Deadline(Late Fee Required)
September 8, 2018** August 10, 2018 August 11-26, 2018
October 27, 2018 September 28, 2018 September 29-October 14, 2018
December 8, 2018 November 2, 2018 November 3-19, 2018
February 9, 2019* January 11, 2019 January 12-18, 2019
April 13, 2019 March 8, 2019 March 9-25, 2019
June 8, 2019 May 3, 2019 May 4-20, 2019
July 13, 2019* June 14, 2019 June 15-24, 2019

For more information on the ACT, check out ACT.

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