Student Testing

    End-of-Grade and End-of-Course Tests
    During the school year, students take various tests required by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction. These tests include end-of-course and end-of-grade tests for students in grades 3-12. 
    End-of-course tests for grades 9-12 are administered twice a year – at the end of the first semester in January and at the end of the second semester in June. End-of-grade tests for grades 3-8 are administered in May.
    Test Dates to Remember

    September 12 
    Beginning of Grade 3 Reading Test
    October 16 
    PSAT (Grades 10-11)
    November 12-22 
    Pre-ACT (Grade 10)
    January 13-17 
    High School End-of-Course Tests/N.C. Final Exams (Fall Semester)
    February 25 ACT - American College Test (Grade 11)
    March 30-April 9 ACT WorkKeys Test
    May 27-June 9 
    End-of-Grade Tests (Grades 3-8)
    June 3-9 
    High School End-of-Course Tests/N.C. Final Exams (Spring Semester)
    SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test) 
    The SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test) is administered by the College Board and used by colleges and universities during the admission process. The SAT is offered at locations in the Gaston County area on the following dates:
    August 24, 2019
    October 5, 2019
    November 2, 2019
    December 7, 2020
    March 14, 2020
    May 2, 2020 
    June 6, 2020

    For specific test locations and registration information, please visit the College Board website: