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 10 
    PSAT (Grades 10-11)
    October 29-November 9 
    Pre-ACT (Grade 10)
    January 10-16 
    High School End-of-Course Tests (Fall Semester)
    February 20 ACT - American College Test (Grade 11)
    April 1-12 ACT WorkKeys Test
    May 22-June 5 
    End-of-Grade Tests (Grades 3-8)
    May 30-June 5 
    High School End-of-Course Tests (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: