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 Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT)

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 Writing Test (GHSWT) to earn a high school diploma. 

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

To read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about House Bill 91, please click here.

The 2014-2015 GHSWT assessment dates are: 

  • September 24, 2014 (results in districts November 17-21, 2014)

  • February 25, 2015 (results in districts April 6-10, 2015)


For more information about scoring, please see the GHSWT Interpretive Guide Fall 2014.

The GHSWT was administered to students who entered grade 9 for the first time on July 1, 1991 to June 30, 2013. 

The Basic Skills Tests (BST) for Writing was administered to students who entered grade nine for the first time on July 1, 1987 to June 30, 1991.  For more information, please click here.



 Contact Information


Assessment Administration Division  
Phone:(404) 656-2668

Toll-Free Phone: (800) 634-4106
Fax:(404) 656-5976