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 Georgia Basic Skills Tests (BST)


On Monday, March 30, 2015, Governor Nathan Deal signed House Bill 91 into law, thereby creating a new code section, O.C.G.A. § 20-2-281.1. This law became effective upon the Governor's signature.

This law provides that students shall no longer be required to earn a passing score on the Basic Skills Tests (BST) to earn a high school diploma. 

For more information about House Bill 91, please click here.

The BST for Reading and Mathematics was administered to students who entered grade nine for the first time on July 1, 1981 to June 30, 1991. 

The BST for Writing was administered to students who entered grade nine for the first time on July 1, 1987 to June 30, 1991.

 

Past Graduation Test Requirements