Summer Testing 2017
The Gateway Retest is available to any student who needs to re-take the Science and/or Social Studies portion of the Gateway.
Central Gwinnett High School
Meadowcreek High School
Science: Monday, June 5, 2017
o 8:00am – arrive by 7:30am
Social Studies: Tuesday, June 6, 2017
o 8:00am – arrive by 7:30am
All students and post graduates wishing to take the Gateway Retest must register online through MyPaymentsPlus by May 22, 2017.
Directions for creating a guest account**** in MyPaymentsPlus are posted here on the front page of the GCPS Website. Once the guest account is created, testers login to register for the test. There is no fee for the test; MyPaymentsPlus is a secure way to obtain testing information.
****You must create a guest account to register for Summer Gateway.
The Gateway tests are one way Gwinnett schools measure student learning of the school system’s curriculum— the Academic Knowledge and Skills or AKS. The High School Gateway is a writing test that assesses students’ language arts, science, and social studies knowledge and skills. Students must pass the Gateway tests to receive a regular diploma from any Gwinnett County school.
Students write two essays— one on a science topic and one on a social studies topic. In writing a response, students must use their own knowledge about the topic and incorporate information from documents that are provided. The essays are rated in four areas— science knowledge and concepts, language arts/writing skills on the science topic, social studies knowledge and concepts, and language arts/writing skills on the social studies topic.
Students take the Gateway tests for the first time in the spring of their 10th grade year. A student who does not pass the Gateway the first time will have several opportunities to retake the Gateway before his or her scheduled graduation date. The student continues the normal sequence of courses, earning credit toward graduation. This year the Gateway tests are administered on the dates listed in the Test Administration Calendar (see below).
Gateway Assessment Information
Gwinnett County Public Schools Website
Spring Semester Main Administration Dates: The Gateway test will be administered on the following dates:
Science: Monday, March 27, 2017 @ 7:15 a.m.
Social Studies: Tuesday, March 28 @ 7:15 a.m.
Preparation for the test(s): Non-credit intervention classes are available this semester to support and prepare students for the Gateway re-test assessment. Classes are free of charge to students. To register for a class, please obtain a Gateway Intervention Class Registration Form from the testing office, located in the 500 building (2nd floor).
Online Review can be found in the Student Portal/My eClass of the Duluth High School eClass landing page under the Content Browser section. Look for the folder labeled Gateway Resources. Other information and resources can be found here: http://publish.gwinnett.k12.ga.us/gcps/home/public/about/curr-inst/aa/gateway.