The Gwinnett County Public School assessment program gives teachers, parents, and the school system a look at all the pieces that create a comprehensive picture of a student’s learning throughout the year. Only a small amount of time, ranging from as little as one hour up to two hours, is spent testing on a given test day. To keep our parents informed and updated on assessments, we are developing this new section of our website. Please take a look around. We hope you find this helpful. Please check back regularly for new information. If you have any questions, please contact your child's teacher.
The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) is a multiple-choice assessment that measures reasoning skills with different types of verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal questions. The CogAT is a group-administered aptitude test commonly given as an entrance exam into a school’s gifted programs. It consists of a verbal battery, a quantitative battery, and a nonverbal battery. Each battery is a separate section of the test containing three different types of questions that cover unique cognitive abilities.
The Georgia Milestones is a comprehensive summative assessment program spanning grades three through high school. The Milestones measures how well students have learned the knowledge and skills outlined in the content standards in the core content areas of language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. It is designed to provide information about student achievement and readiness to move on to the next level of learning.