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ERIC Number: ED514566
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
GA State Profile. Georgia: Georgia High School Graduation Tests (GHSGT) and Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT)
Center on Education Policy
This paper provides information about Georgia High School Graduation Tests (GHSGT) and Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT). The purpose of the exams is to: (1) Ensure that students qualifying for a diploma have mastered essential core academic content and skills. All students seeking a Georgia high school diploma must pass the GHSGT in four content areas as well as the GHSWT; (2) Provide schools with student academic diagnostic information; (3) Determine prospective high school graduates' mastery of the state curriculum; (4) Encourage districts and schools to identify and serve students at risk of academic failure; (5) Provide data to state policymakers on student attainment of state education goals to inform educational policy decisions; (6) Increase alignment of local curriculum and programs of instruction with state education standards; (7) Promote equity of opportunity across all student groups; and (8) Meet a state mandate and a state board of education rule. [For the main report, "State High School Tests: Exit Exams and Other Assessments" see ED514155.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center on Education Policy
Identifiers - Location: Georgia
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Georgia High School Graduation Tests