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Required and Elective Tests
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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REQUIRED AND ELECTIVE TESTS

 

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Advanced Placement Testing To possibly obtain college credit for courses In the Spring AP Courses

GHSWT

Georgia High School Writing Test

Passing scores for graduation

Taken 1st time in 11th grade

Retakes in 12th grade

Writing
Georgia Milestones EOC Required by Georgia Department of Education; 20% of Final course grade Toward end of year in EOC courses NGLC, AMLC, CCGPS Coordinate Algebra, CCGPS Analytic Geometry, Physical Science, Biology, U.S. History & Economics
PSAT Preliminary Scholastic Achievement Test/National Merit Scholarship Competition Practice for SAT; Required for Governors Honors & National Merit Scholarship competition; Used in selection process for Advanced Placement Recommended for all 10th grade students; 11th grade scores required for National Merit Competition and Governors Honors Program

Critical Reading, Math and Writing

Calculator recommended

SAT Scholastic Aptitude Test National College Entrance Exam Recommended before 12th grade for practice; Apply  by mail 5 to 6 weeks prior to test date

Critical Reading, Math and Writing

Calculator recommended

ACT American College Test National College Entrance Exam Recommended before 12th grade for practice; Apply by mail 5 to 6 weeks prior to test date Reading, English, Math, Science and Writing
COMPASS Technical College Entrance Test that may be used at certain 2-year Colleges for entrance To be announced English, Reading & Math
ASVAB Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Assist students in identifying aptitudes and career interests; Required for entrance into the military 11th and 12th grade students may sign up to take ASVAB if needed Academic ability, verbal, math, mechanical, clerical, electrical

SLO

Student Learning Objective Assessments

Shows student growth Beginning and end of course Courses that are not administered GA Milestones EOC
End of Pathway Gives a nationally accepted credential In the Spring CTAE Pathways
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