• pencil writing on paperGateway GCPS

    Gateway Writing Assessment in Science and U.S. History

    Gateway is a writing assessment that measures a student's knowledge and skills related to the Areas of Focus within U.S. History, Biology, Chemistry, and Language Arts. Learn more

  • When?

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    The assessment is given in March. Student’s typically take Science in their 10th grade year. The U.S. History assessment is typically taken in 11th grade.

    Test Administration

  • Who?

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    Science: 10th grade students (Sophomores)

    Social Studies: 11th grade students (Juniors)

  • Results

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    Students receive scores for each subject area. The score will indicate whether or not they have passed. Score(s) of "Meets" (Level 2) and " Exceeds" (Level 3) are considered passing.

    Interpretive Guide for Science and Social Studies 
    New: U.S. History Interpretive Guide

  • Pass for Promotion?

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    Yes!
    Waivers are NOT AVAILABLE for this assessment. A passing score is required for graduation in Gwinnett.

  • Online?

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    No