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.
The assessment is given in March. Student’s typically take Science in their 10th grade year. Beginning in the 2019-20 school year, the Social Studies assessment will move to U.S. History, which is typically taken in 11th grade.
Science: 10th grade students (Sophomores)
Social Studies: 11th grade students (Juniors)
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.
Link to Interpretive Guide
Pass for Graduation?
Waivers are NOT AVAILABLE for this assessment. A passing score is required for graduation in Gwinnett.
Need a Retest?
Retests are offered in Fall and Winter. You can find these dates on the Assessment Calendar.
Post-Grad Gateway Registration