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Testing

 

There are two primary forms of testing at Buford High School:

Benchmark Testing and Standardized Testing. 

Benchmark Testing occurs at the end of every six weeks. In each class, Benchmark 1 is worth 100 points, Benchmark 2 is worth 200 points, and Benchmark 3 (a.k.a. the final exam) is worth 600 points. Benchmark assessments are both comprehensive and cumulative. 

There are three types of standardized testing administered at Buford High School. 

  • Students in grades 9-11 take the PSAT in October of each year. 
  • Students in Advanced Placement (AP) courses take AP Exams each May.
  • Students in any of the courses with a State of Georgia End-of-Course Exam, also known as Georgia Milestones, take those exams in May. The four courses this applies to at Buford High School include: 
    • American Literature (11th Grade Language Arts)
    • United States History
    • Biology
    • Coordinate Algebra
 
 

Buford High School

Testing - Update (February 2020)

 

Buford High School will administer the Georgia Milestones End of Course assessments to students enrolled in American Lit/Comp, Coordinate Algebra, Biology and US History on the following dates:

 

April 29, 2021  Coordinate Algebra

May 3, 2021     American Lit/Comp (Section I)

May 4, 2021     American Lit/Comp (Section 2 & 3) 

May 6, 2021     Biology

May 10, 2021   U.S. History

 

Below are additional resources...

 

Georgia Milestones Assessment System (Overview)

https://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Pages/Georgia-Milestones-Assessment-System.aspx

 

Georgia Milestones End of Course Study/ Resource Guides

https://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Pages/EOC-Study-Resource-Guides.aspx

 

Understanding the Georgia Milestones Achievement Levels

https://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Pages/achievement_levels.aspx