• Gateway

    The purpose of the Gateway Assessment Program is to measure student progress on Gwinnett’s essential curriculum, the Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS). The content of the high school Gateway Assessment consists of AKS from the required ninth and tenth grade courses in science, social studies, and language arts. Specifically, students will be responsible for the AKS in Biology, Chemistry, World History and ninth and tenth grade Language Arts. Students will be required to write TWO (2) tasks, one about science AKS and one about social studies AKS. Documents will be provided to help students remember details of the concept they have studied. Each student response is scored by at least two raters who do not know the student’s name or school. If more than one point separates the score on any feature, the paper is scored by a third judge. All high school students will take the assessment beginning in the spring of the tenth grade year. High school students will have to pass the Gateway examination before they receive a GCPS diploma.

    Fall Retest Administration Dates: Science: ; Social Studies: on target

    Winter Retest Administration Dates: Science: ; Social Studies: 

    Main Administration Dates: Social Studies: 3/28/22 Science: 3/29/22

    Makeup Main Administration Dates:   Social Studies: 3/30/22 Science: 3/31/22

     

    We have Gateway Review Materials available on the Berkmar High School eClass page. Please click HERE to access these materials. *Please note that your activity will be logged for intervention hours.

    Gateway general information is available at this link.

  • Gateway Alternate

    The Gateway Alternate program is a combination of classes and the test administration. The intervention classes provide aligned content remediation and daily written practice on a sample Gateway prompt. At the conclusion of the classes, students participate in the Gateway Assessment. The class ratio is approximately 7 students to 1 teacher.

    Eligibility Criteria

    Summer/Fall Administration:

    • Should have met all graduation requirements except the HS Gateway. This includes the correct Carnegie Units as well as meeting state testing requirements (based on the date the student entered ninth grade).
    • On average, missed no more than one administration of the Gateway for every school year enrolled in Gwinnett schools (beginning with the 10th grade year). The summer administration should not be counted.

    *All students who received a HS certificate are eligible to participate in the Gateway Alternative Assessment.

    ***Students who participate shall be required to attend all targeted alternate classes before participating in the assessment. Upon passing all Gateway subtests of the Gateway Alternate Assessment, the student shall be awarded the diploma earned if all other graduation requirements have been met.

    Spring Administration: Seniors who meet all of the following requirements are eligible and should be provided the opportunity to participate in a Gateway Alternate Assessment.

    • Should be on track to graduate by July of the current school year except the SC and/or SS portion(s) of the HS Gateway. This includes the correct Carnegie units as well as meeting state testing requirements (based on the date the student entered ninth grade). Students may be considered if they have only one state testing requirement that has not been met and have participated in the most recent administration.
    • Should have missed, on average, no more than one administration of the Gateway for every school year enrolled in Gwinnett schools (beginning with the 10th grade year). The summer administration should not be counted.
    • Applicants are required to have a total of 10 or more hours of school based Gateway Intervention since enrolling in high school.

    **All students who received a HS certificate are eligible to participate in the Gateway Alternative Assessment.

    ***Students who participate shall be required to attend all targeted alternate classes before participating in the assessment. Upon passing all Gateway subtests of the Gateway Alternate Assessment, the student shall be awarded the diploma earned if all other graduation requirements have been met.

    More Alternate Gateway Information

  • Gateway for Post Graduates

    Registration for students NOT enrolled at Berkmar need to contact GCPS Assessment Office regarding the Alternate Gateway Registration (GCPS Assessment Office information).