Testing Programs, Testing Schedule, Statewide Passing Score,
The following tests are administered to the students during the school year
with the exception of the SAT/ACT tests.
GHSGT – Georgia High School Graduation Test given in the fall and spring
of the school year. Students who are juniors or those who have not mastered
the previous examinations are allowed five (5) opportunities to earn a high
school seal. GHSWT - Writing Assessment part of the GHSGT.
Writing Assessment – Curriculum Based Writing Assessment given in grades
3, 5, and 8 are administered during the second semester of school.
Norm-Referenced Test– State selected tests are given to students in grades
kindergarten – ninth. The scores are used to compare Central Elementary/High
school to area schools in the surrounding areas. (i.e., CRCT, ITBS
Stanford Achievement 9)
Basic Literacy Test (BLT) - This test is used in grades K – 3rd to
determine a student’s instructional level in reading. The test is given
three (3) times per year.
Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) – All eleventh grade
students will take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) in
February. Seniors may take the ASVAB with written permission from a military
recruiter. This test is given by a test administrator from the Federal
Government, with the assistance of representatives from the various branches
of the armed services. Results give students an idea of their abilities and
potential for success.
ASSET Test consists of 36 writing skills (English) questions, 24 reading
questions, and 32 math questions. The technical institutes will provide a
study guide to students upon request.
Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test (PSAT)-
Ninth and tenth grade students should be encouraged to take the PSAT for
practice. The results of PSAT scores during a student’s junior year are used
to determine National Merit Scholars, Achievement Scholars, and National
Hispanic Scholars. Students’ costs for taking the PSAT are funded by the
Georgia Department of Education.
End-of-Course (EOC)- Assessments
administered at the completion of core high school courses specified by the
State Board of Education, in accordance with O.C.G.A. § 20-2-281(g), to
measure student achievement in the four content areas of English/Language
Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.
Georgia Alternative Assessment (GAA)-Tests
intended for students who are not participating in the state-mandated
testing program. This assessment is based on a student’s
Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and reflects progress toward attainment
of targeted goals.
Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA)
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)- The SAT 1
Reasoning Test measures verbal and mathematical ability. Scores from each
section of the test are reported on a scale from 200-800.
School Year 2014-2015 Testing Schedule
||Fall GHSGT (retest)
||Fall GHSWT (Main
April 27-May 8
Talbot County Testing Procedures
Testing coordinators are chosen and trained at the
beginning of the school year.
Orientation procedures follow the student assessment
handbook as found on the GaDOE portal. Topics
include test security, proctoring, return of test materials, testing
irregularities, the role of the principal, the on-site
testing coordinator, and teachers.
In addition, the code of ethics is
discussed, coding students, seating arrangement,
test implementation plan, and who to report to, and
Each site testing coordinator must submit a test
implementation plan no later than two days prior to testing.
The plan must include what personnel will monitor
the test environment.
procedure requires no more than a one to thirty ratio. Proctors are
strategically placed to observe student test behaviors.
If the need arises for a student to go to the
materials are collected from the student and the student is escorted to the
restroom by a proctor. Guidelines for test makeup followed according to the test
manual. Testing irregularities, when reported, are uploaded on the GaDOE portal.
The system testing coordinator monitors each testing site for compliance.
Test Distribution and
testing coordinators meeting at the office of the District Testing Coordinator
one week prior to testing. The purpose of the meeting is to jointly count and
verify the number of tests received. The Coordinator signs off on the number of
tests received. Tests are returned to the District Testing Coordinator one day
after any make-up session. If no make-up session is allowed, then the tests are
returned on the next day after testing.
During the collection period the on-site
coordinator verifies coding, demographic information, student labels, and school
lD sheet information.
If discrepancies have been identified in the number of tests returned,
it is reported to the principal,
and posted at the GaDOE portal.
|160-4-2.13 STATEWIDE PASSING SCORE
(a) Minimum passing score - still meet the
requirements for completion of a subject or grade.
(b) End-of Course Tests (EOCT)-
Assessments administered at the completion of core high school courses
specified by the State Board of Education, in accordance with O.C.G.A. §
20-2-281(g), to measure student achievement in the four content areas of
English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.
(a) Each local board of
education shall establish 70 as the minimum passing score for all
subjects/courses taught in grades 4-12 in the public schools of the state.
(b) Each school containing any grade
9-12 shall record and maintain numerical grades of students in all courses
for which credit is given in those courses.
(c) If letter grades instead of
numerical grades are given in grades 4-8, the local board of education shall
determine the relationship of letter grades to the numerical passing score
(d) Beginning in the 2004-2005 school
year, End-of-Course Tests shall be used as the final exam in the courses
assessed by an End-of-Course Test. EOCT reports shall provide
students, parents, and educators with individual scores on each EOCT taken:
student scores must be recorded on, in, or with the individual student
(e) A student's numeric score on the
End-of-Course Test shall count for 15% of the student's final numeric grade
in the course assessed by the End-of-Course Test.
Authority O.C.G.A. § 20-2--240; 20-2-281.
Adopted: July 8, 2004
Effective: August 1, 2004
Grade Scale for 1st-12th Grades
A= 90-100 Excellent
B= 80-89 Above Average
C= 70-79 Average
Teachers in grades 6-12 are to use the following procedures
to evaluate students:
|1. Final Tests
|2. Major Tests