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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 22, 2019

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 must set one up before registering.

3. If your student notices that he or she has two AP exams scheduled for the same time, you must see Mrs. Burrell in order to sign up for late testing without an additional fee.

4. Any student needing LATE AP TESTING for the following reasons must pay an additional $45 per exam (and must contact Mrs. Burrell):

  • Academic contest or event
  • Athletic contest or event
  • Conflict with non-AP and non-IB exam
  • Family commitment
  • Other school event

5. Student’s attendance will be excused (marked as ACT) for the entire day on the day of their exam.  They will report directly to the testing room on exam day.

        If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Burrell at

        2019 Fees

        • Student Registration:

          •   All students pay a $10.00 non-refundable registration fee


          GCPS students enrolled in AP Courses:

          •   Gwinnett County Public Schools will pay for 1 exam for each student.
          •   Each additional exam is $94.00, with the exception of AP Seminar which is $141.
            • GCPS will only pay for AP Seminar if it is the only exam that a student is taking.


          GCPS students who are Free/Reduced Lunch students and enrolled in AP Courses:

          •   Gwinnett County Public Schools will pay for all exams.


          Students NOT enrolled in Gwinnett County Public Schools AP Courses:

          • Cost is $94.00 per exam, with the exception of AP Seminar which is $141.


          Note: There is a $15.00 return fee per exam for any registered exam student does not take.

        Please note that once a student has registered and paid for an exam, any refund must be handled by contacting Mrs. Burrell as refunds cannot be processed online. Refunds may only be granted prior to the close of registration.

        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.

        Review material is located on your student’s eClass page under the course name LHS Gateway Intervention Page. Students can review content and see sample essays on this page.

        For more information, visit this link: Gateway 2018-2019 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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