The Assessment Office is responsible for all testing related to successful performance at Mountain View.
- Those tests include the End of Course Tests (EOCT's/Milestones), Gateway, District Assessments (DA's), SPG's, and other similar tests if necessary.
- Information regarding standardized tests used for post-secondary use, such as SAT, ACT, etc., can be found in our Counseling Office.
- Information regarding Advanced Placement Tests and MVHS Semester Final Exams can be found in the Curriculum Office.
Pre > Interim > Post - District Assessments support formative assessment practices. Each Assessment is given once every 9 weeks to help teachers understand how to better instruct their students so they might understand their learning.
GA Milestones / EOC
The Georgia Milestones is a comprehensive summative assessment program spanning grades 3 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.
The Gateway tests are one way Gwinnett schools measure student learning of the school system’s curriculum— the Academic Knowledge and Skills or AKS. The High School Gateway is a writing test that assesses students’ language arts, science, and social studies knowledge and skills. As the parent of a high school student, you may have questions about this test, which your child must pass to earn a regular Gwinnett County high school diploma.
Students wishing to take the SAT must pay attention to some important changes. Students cannot:
- Take the SAT without registering online by the due dates (i.e., no "standby").
- Sign up for one testing location (i.e., MVHS), but show up at another location (i.e., North Gwinnett) (i.e., no "test center change").
- Sign up for one test date, but show up at an earlier or later test date (i.e., no "test date change").
- Test without a registration ticket (the ticket will now include a photo of the student which the student uploads during online registration).
- Sign up for the SAT I, but decide to take the SAT II (or vice versa.)
- Each student will need to upload a photo of him- or herself when he or she registers online.
- The PSAT is administered free of charge to all sophomores at MVHS during the Fall Semester. Freshman and Juniors may register to take PSAT for a $16 fee. Freshman or Juniors at MVHS can register for the PSAT through Mypaymentsplus.com. Those who wish to register, but are not students at MVHS, will need to register through the Assessment Office at MVHS.
- There is no make-up administration for students who are absent from testing. This test is excellent preparation for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), which is required by colleges and universities. Eleventh-grade students must take the PSAT during their junior year in order to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Program.
Advanced Placement courses at Mountain View High School challenge students to reach further than they thought possible. Students who take AP classes look forward to those challenges and are excited to experience a college atmosphere in the high school classroom. After successfully passing AP exams, students can earn college credits in many different areas. The benefits are far greater than that, though, and with the support of the excellent teachers at Moutain View, AP students will realize the potential inside of them.