|Purpose of the Assessment|
The purpose of the Gateway Assessment is to measure student progress in Gwinnett’s essential curriculum, the Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS). The Gwinnett County Board of Education implemented the High School Gateway Assessment as part of the school system’s mission to “pursue excellence in academic knowledge, skills, and behavior for each student resulting in measured improvement against local, national, and world class standards.” The High School Gateway reflects what high school students should know and be able to do, provides a model of sound instructional practices, and prepares students for their roles as lifelong learners in the worlds of work and post secondary education.
Levels of Performance
Three levels of performance were established by Gwinnett educators, recommended by the Superintendent, and adopted by the Gwinnett County Board of Education. The cut scores for all performance levels were adopted in Fall 2011 and applied beginning in Spring 2012. The three performance levels and associated scale score ranges are:
Gateway Assessment Policy
Gateway Areas of Focus
Resources for HS Science Gateway
Resources for HS Social Studies Gateway