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.