End of Course (EOC)
The Georgia Milestone Assessment System consists of the End of Grade assessment in grades 3 – 8 and the End of Course assessment in grades 9 – 12. These exams are cumulative assessments that measure a student’s knowledge of state standards in specific content areas and/or courses. Assessments can have a variety of multiple choice and extended response questions. These are state-mandated exams and students may not exempt from these assessments. For more information about the Georgia Milestone Assessment System please click here to be directed to the GaDOE Assessment and Accountability website.
Students at the high school level will take an end-of-course assessment upon completion of the following ten courses at the end of Semester 2:
- English Language Arts
- American Literature and Composition
- Algebra I or Accelerated Algebra I
- Physical Science
- Social Studies
- United States History
The Physical Science EOC only applies to students in middle school (HS students in Physical SC would not take the EOC.)
The American Lit EOC is exempt for Dual Enrollment students through the 2020-2021 school year (so students might have to take it next year in Dual Enrollment.)
- English Language Arts
End of Course Testing Days
End of Course exams are taken during the second semester with the exception of Accelerated Geometry which is taken at the end of the first semester.
Planning for Your Testing Time
In order to help you prepare for the EOC, the following time constraints are set on the exam. Students must remain in the testing environment for the entirety of the testing session with the examiner.
- Language Arts: approximately one hour and 30 minutes for Day One and approximately two hours and 30 minutes for Day Two
- Math: approximately three hours
- Science: approximately two hours
- Social Studies: approximately two hours
EOC Test Out Guidance
Each spring an EOC testing out option is provided for students within Gwinnett County. The registration dates can be obtained by the testing coordinator. If interested in this option or want to find out more please review the flyer "Be in the Know About Testing Out."
Students must complete the following steps in order to be considered for the Test-Out option:
- Receive application from Assessment or Counseling Office
- Receive teacher recommendation form and communicate with the teacher to get the form submitted to Testing Coordinator at GOC.
- Submit an application to Testing Coordinator at GOC
- Register and pay via mypaymentsplus (includes students answering questions if they have met criteria)