End of Course (EOC)

End of Course (EOC)

The Georgia Milestone Assessment System consists of the End of Grade assessment in grades 3 – 8 and the End of Course assessment in grades 9 – 12. These exams are cumulative assessments that measure a student’s knowledge of state standards in specific content areas and/or courses. Assessments can have a variety of multiple choice and extended response questions. These are state mandated exams and students may not exempt from these assessments. For more information about the Georgia Milestone Assessment System please visit the following website:

GaDOE Assessment & Accountability: GMAS

Students at the high school level will take an end-of-course assessment in the following ten courses:

  • English Language Arts
    • Ninth Grade Literature and Composition
    • American Literature and Composition
  • Mathematics
    • Algebra I or Coordinate Algebra
    • Geometry or Analytic Geometry
  • Science
    • Biology
    • Physical Science
  • Social Studies
    • United States History
    • Economics/Business/Free Enterprise
GADOE EOC Study Guides

End of Course Testing Days

End of Course exams are taken during the second semester with the exception of Accelerated Geometry which is taken at end of the first semester.

EOC Calendar


Click HERE to print calendar

Planning for Your Testing Time

In order to help you prepare for the EOC, the following time constraints are set on the exam. Students must remain in the testing environment for the entirety of the testing session with the examiner.

Language Arts: approximately one hour and 30 minutes for Day One and approximately two hours and 30 minutes for Day Two

Math: approximately three hours

Science: approximately two hours

Social Studies: approximately two hours


EOC Test Out Guidance

Each spring an EOC testing out option is provided for students within Gwinnett County. The registration dates can be obtained by the testing coordinator. If interested in this option or want to find out more please review the flyer "Be in the Know About Testing Out."

Students must complete the following steps in order to be considered for the Test Out option:
1. Receive application from Assessment or Counseling Office
2. Receive teacher recommendation form and communicate with teacher to get form submitted to Testing Coordinator at GOC.
3. Submit application to Testing Coordinator at GOC
4. Register and pay via mypaymentsplus (includes students answering questions if they have met criteria)

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