As of ASSESSMENTS
COVID-19 update on all assessments for PRHS and Gwinnett County Public Schools
As of now, the most current information on the next scheduled administration of assessments for PRHS:
SAT: The next administration at PRHS is scheduled for October 2, 2021. College Board and PRHS will update their websites if there are any test cancellations.
ACT: The next administration at PRHS is scheduled for September 11, 2021. ACT and PRHS will update their websites if there are any test date cancellations.
PSAT: The PSAT is scheduled for administration on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at Peachtree Ridge High School.
EOC: The state of Georgia has eliminated Milestones assessments for 9th LA, Geometry and Economics. EOC's are scheduled for Algebra I, Biology, American Literature and US History.
District Assessments will begin with 1st semester Interims between 9/7/21 and 9/21/21.
PEACHTREE RIDGE ASSESSMENT PROGRAM OVERVIEW
The Assessment Program at Peachtree Ridge can be thought of in three distinct areas: High Stakes Testing (which are mandatory graduation requirements), State and District Developed Assessments (which are usually associated with course completion), and finally, Nationally Standardized Assessments (which are associated with scholarships and post-secondary admission).
High Stakes Testing
High School Gateway
HS GATEWAY ASSESSMENT in SCIENCE and SOCIAL STUDIES
The High School Gateway Assessment in Science and Social Studies are document-based questions where students write to a topic from that particular area (Science or Social Studies) that is graded both in subject content and the writing style (Language Arts AKS). This assessment is specific to Gwinnett County Public Schools. Successful completion of the Social Studies assessment is required for a diploma from a GCPS school for the class of 2023. Successful completion of both assessments is required for a diploma from a GCPS school for the class of 2024. The HS Gateway is administered to all Sophomores (Science) and Juniors (Social Studies) in the spring of each year.
11th-grade students will sit for the Social Studies Gateway (US History AKS) on Monday, 3/28/22. 10th-grade students will take the Science Gateway on Tuesday, 3/29/22. Make-ups will be offered on Wednesday, March 30th (Social Studies) and Thursday, March 31th (Science).
State and District Developed Assessments
Georgia Milestones End of Course Assessments
The Georgia Milestones assessments are "end of course" assessments in 8 areas that count 20% of a student's grade in the course. These exams are not "high stakes" in that a student does NOT have to earn a passing grade on the exam to earn credit in the course. Currently, the Milestones EOC courses
areJunior Language Arts (American Literature), Biology, United States History, and Algebra. These assessments are selectresponse (multiple choice) and constructed response (short answer and essay) and are administered primarily online in a computerized format.
Students will take a Milestones EOC assessment at the end of each semester (December and May here at PRHS). Milestones (EOC) assessments are also used to validate a student's home school or other non-accredited school grades. If a student needs to make up
a(EOC), they should contact the Assessment Office to schedule an appointment. Milestones assessment
Want to know more about the Georgia Milestones Assessment System? You can do so by clicking HERE!
District Assessments (
GCPS has developed common assessments in many of the core courses to measure student learning. These select response (multiple choice) assessments are part of the grade students earn in selected core course work. The current listing of District Assessment courses is 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th Language Arts: Algebra, Geometry, Accelerated Geometry, Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus, Accelerated Pre-Calculus in Mathematics: World Geography, World History, and US History in Social Studies; and Biology, Chemistry, and Physics in Science.
PRHS students will take these common assessments every 4.5 weeks on our block schedule (every 9 weeks for
year-longcourses) in the courses listed above. In addition, American Government/Civics, Economics, ESOL II and ESOL III will test at 9 weeks and 18 weeks. These assessments vary in weight from 5% to 15% of a student's grade in the course. The parent portal gradebookis a great way to find out how these grades affect your student's overall grade in the course.
Did your student miss a District Assessment? You can contact the Assessment Office to schedule a make-up for the missed assessment by emailing or calling us from the links above or have your student stop by E108 to schedule in person. We are generally available EVERY DAY before, during, and after school, but appointments should be scheduled in advance.
Nationally Standardized Assessments
ACT Testing Center #244760
All registration for the ACT is done online through the ACT website. Students requesting fee waivers for the ACT should check in with the counseling office to determine eligibility. You can get more information about the ACT, including registration, by clicking HERE.
Advanced Placement (AP) Exams
AP Exams for 2020-2021 will be administered May 2nd-May 13th, 2022. The exams will be administered at Peachtree Ridge High School.
- To find out more about AP Exams, please visit:
- PRHS Advanced Placement Program
- Advanced Placement information from the College Board
PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test)
The PSAT is administered once a year nationwide. The administration date for the 2021 PSAT is Tuesday, October 26th, 2021. As its' name implies, this is a great assessment to get a baseline of expected performance for the SAT that many students will take. Peachtree Ridge (through a grant from the Georgia Department of Education) offers the PSAT FREE OF CHARGE to all students in a 10th grade PRIDE and at a charge for any student in a 9th and 11th grade PRIDE. The PSAT is NOT recommended for seniors. Currently, Peachtree Ridge does NOT offer the PSAT 8/9.
If you are interested in taking the PSAT, registration for this assessment is done on the MYPAYMENTSPLUS.com website. Only students in 9th and 11th grade PRIDES would need to register on the site as all students in a 10th grade PRIDE are automatically registered. The cost of the exam is $18. Registration is open now through September 29th at midnight. Students may register as a LATE REGISTRANT (pending enough materials) on the MYPAYMENTSPLUS site through October 9th at midnight at a cost of $25.
Need more information about PSAT? Find it HERE
SAT TESTING CENTER #11156
All registration for the SAT is done online through the College Board website. Students requesting fee waivers for the SAT should check in with the counseling office to determine eligibility. You can get more information about the SAT, including registration, by clicking CLICK HERE
LOOKING FOR SCORES FOR ASSESSMENTS?
The easiest way to find scores for most assessments administered at PRHS is to go to the assessment tab in the Parent Portal. All assessments that have been uploaded will be shown there. If you need additional information concerning scoring, please contact the Assessment Office at PRHS using the contact links on this webpage. Please note that scores for most NATIONALLY STANDARDIZED ASSESSMENTS, like ACT, SAT, PSAT, and AP will be accessed through the respective organizations and are not typically housed at the local schools.