Dr. David C. Mosely
|Curriculum Department - End of Course Tests|
The A+ Educational Reform Act of 2000, O.C.G.A. §20-2-281, mandates that the State Board of
Education adopt end-of-course assessments in grades nine through twelve
for core subjects to be determined by the State Board of Education.
With educator input, and State Board approval, the End-of-Course
Testing program is currently comprised of the following eight content
The EOCT program was created to improve student achievement through effective instruction and assessment of the standards in the eight EOCT core high school courses. The EOCT program helps to ensure that all Georgia students have access to a rigorous curriculum that meets high performance standards. The purpose of the EOCT is to provide diagnostic data that can be used to enhance instructional programs. Each EOCT is aligned with the standards in the Quality Core Curriculum (QCC) and/or Georgia Performance Standards (GPS).
Any student enrolled in and/or receiving credit for an EOCT course (or its equivalent), regardless of grade level, will be required to take the EOCT upon completion of that course.
The EOCT is the final exam for an EOCT course. The student's final grade in the course will be calculated using the course grade as 85% and the EOCT score as 15% of the final grade. The student must have a final course grade of 70 or above to pass the course and to earn credit toward graduation. Credit will not be awarded to any EOCT course without the EOCT exam grade.
EOCT Study Guides (available on the DOE web site at www.doe.k12.ga.us) provide information to students, parents, and teachers about the EOCT. Areas included are: general test-taking strategies, sample test items, and suggestions for studying for the EOCT. There are eight EOCT Study Guides, one for each EOCT content area.
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