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The Georgia Department of Education adopted new graduation rules which change the assessment requirements starting with the 2011-2012 school year.

COURSES WITH AN END OF COURSE TEST (EOCT)

English

  • 9th Grade Literature/Composition
  • 11th Grade American Literature/Composition

Math

  • GPS Algebra
  • GPS Geometry

Science

  • Biology
  • Physical Science

Social Studies

  • United States History
  • Economics

 

WHO IS REQUIRED TO TAKE THE EOCT?
Any student enrolled in and/or receiving credit for an EOCT course, regardless of grade level, will be required to take the EOCT upon completion of that course. Middle school students completing an EOCT course must take the EOCT regardless of whether they are receiving high school credit. Students enrolling from non-accredited programs are required to take and pass the EOCT prior to receiving credit for the course.

Do students have to take the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT)?Do students have to take the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT)?Do students have to take the EOCT? Is passing the EOCT in each subject area required to graduate?
Class of 2015 -Students entering 9th grade for the first time during the 2011-2012 school year.NoYes, all students regardless of when they enter 9th grade, must pass the GHSWT.Yes, students must take the EOCT and it will count as 20% of the final course grade. For yearlong courses, the EOCT score is calculated in the second semester final grade.No, to earn a high school diploma, students entering 9th grade for the first time during the 2011-12 school year and beyond will be required to pass the course.
Class of 2014 & 2013 – Students entering the 9th grade for the first time before July 1, 2011.For each subject, students may either pass the GHSGT or substitute a passing score on one of the two EOCTs offered in each subject (English, math, science and social studies)Yes, all students regardless of when they enter 9th grade, must pass the GHSWT.Yes, students must take the EOCT. For each subject, students may either pass the GHSGT or substitute a passing score on one of the two EOCTs offered in each subject

 

WHERE CAN I GET ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

7447 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, GA 30328, Phone: 470-254-2490, Fax: 470-254-2498
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