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 Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) to earn
a high school diploma.
As a result, the GHSGT is no longer administered.
For more information about House Bill 91, please
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The GHSGT was administered to students who entered grade 9 for the first time on July 1, 1991 to June 30, 2011.
The Basic Skills Tests (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. For more information, please click here.