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General Information

Testing at Lanier

For information about testing at Lanier, see the areas below for specific tests, as well as attachments in this page for testing calendars.

If you have any other questions, see the contact information of the individuals below.

Lanier High School Testing Contacts

Testing Clerk: Lora Butler #678-765-4773 (E-mail:

Assistant Principal – Assessments: Tara Seay #678-765-4048 (E-mail:

Assistant Principal – Gateway/AP Tests ONLY: Jaclyn Burrell #678-765-4066 (E-mail:

Click on this document link for the Lanier Testing Calendar for 2016-2017 (also linked below).

Testing Calendars

Specific Test Information


The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is an assessment that will be given to 10th – and 11th- grade students on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 from 7:10am – 10:30am. There is no make-up administration for students who are absent for testing. This test is an excellent preparation for this Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), which is required by colleges and universities. Eleventh grade students must take the PSAT/NMSQT during their junior year in order to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Program – an academic competition for recognition and scholarships.

The PSAT/NMSQT is administered free of charge to all sophomores at LHS. Juniors may register to take the PSAT/NMSQT for a $16 fee through Those who wish to register, but are not students at LHS, will need to register through the Counseling Office at LHS.

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Registration dates: Closed March 10, 2017

Registration Process

  1. All registration will be done online at (credit cards, debit cards, or e-checks).
  2. If a student does not currently have an account at MyPaymentsPlus, he/she has to set one up before registering.
  3. Registration is currently open and ends on March 10th.

2016 Fees

  • Every student must pay the $10 registration fee.
  • Every student receives one free exam if they are enrolled in the class (paid for by GCPS).
  • Exam fee for additional exams is $93.00 per exam (see additional F/R information below)
  • Any student wishing to take an exam who is not enrolled in the class must pay $92 per exam, plus the registration fee.
  • Any test ordered but not taken will cost the student an additional $15.
  • Any student doing late testing for the following reasons must pay an additional $45 per exam (and see Mrs. Burrell):
    • Academic contest or event
    • Athletic contest or event
    • Conflict with non-AP and non-IB exam
    • Family commitment
    • Other school event

**Free/Reduced (F/R) lunch students currently enrolled in AP classes must pay the $10 registration fee, however, the exams fees will be waived for any course in which they are currently enrolled.

See the above calendar for AP Test Dates.

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Gateway Test

The Gateway is a county mandated test that must be passed to receive a diploma in Gwinnett County. It is a writing test in Social studies and Science. It is graded on knowledge of the subject and language arts writing skills. Gwinnett’s Gateway tests measure how well students are learning the Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS). The Gateway tests are used in certain grades to determine whether or not students are prepared to go on to the next grade level. In addition, high school students must pass the high school Gateway to earn a diploma. For more information, visit this link: Gateway 2016-2017 Areas of Focus

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Georgia Milestone

The Georgia Milestones Assessment System (Georgia Milestones) is a comprehensive summative assessment pro?gram spanning grades 3 through high school.  Georgia Milestones measures how well students have learned the knowledge and skills outlined in the state-adopted content standards in language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. High school students will take an end-of-course assessment for each of the following courses designated by the State Board of Education:

Students at the high school level will take an end-of-course assessment in the following ten courses:
  • Language Arts
    • Ninth Grade Literature and Composition
    • American Literature and Composition
  • Mathematics
    • Algebra I (Beginning Winter 2015)
    • Geometry (Beginning Winter 2015)
    • Coordinate Algebra
    • Analytic Geometry
  • Science
    • Biology
    • Physical Science
  • Social Studies
    • United States History
    • Economics/Business/Free Enterprise
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