The Math Section of GHSGT
All about GHSGT Math
Mathematics is one of the sections of the Georgia High School Graduation Test. This test is taken by high school students, particularly 11th graders, to obtain their Georgia High School Graduation Diploma.
These examinations are framed under the QCC (Quality Core Curriculum), the GPS (Graduation Performance Standards), and the Transitional curriculum (which is designed for students following the curriculum that is in the transitional phase between QCC and the GPS curriculums). The topics covered in the three versions of this examination are mostly the same. Hence, one can refer to the study guides of the different test curriculums, as found on the official website (http://public.doe.k12.ga.us/CurriculumInstructionandAssessment/Assessment/Pages/GHSGT.aspx).
General Information
This test has to be taken by 11th graders in the spring session of their 11th grade.
Students who fail in this examination, will have to retake this test (the maximum number of attempts being 5 times), the time duration for the retake being from Spring of 11th gradeSummer of 12th grade.
Students who have not qualified in this exam, but have satisfied all the other criteria for high school graduation, will receive a Certificate of Performance/special diploma, from the State Board of Education, with the provision of being allowed to attempt the GHSGT again at a later date.
Question Types and Format
 Question Pattern The questions are of the objectivepattern, with 4 multiplechoice answering alternatives.
 Number of Questions The GPSversion of this examination has 65 multiplechoice questions, while its QCCversion presents 6075 multiplechoice questions.
 Test Completion Duration The GPS version of this examination has to be completed in 1 hour, though a maximum time of 3 hours is allowed for completing this test. The QCC version of this test also has to be ideally completed in 60 minutes; however, a maximum period of 3 hours 10 minutes is given to a student, if required, for completing it.
Content Areas
The content areas for this section of the GPS and QCC versions have slight variations, as follows:

GPS Version
The GPS version consists of three domains:
 Algebra This section, which covers 36% of the questions, consists of questions on algebraic functions, polynomials, quadratic equations, etc. The level of knowledge tested is of the GPS high school standard.
 Geometry The questions of this section account for 36% of the questions. These questions test the student’s knowledge of geometry and trigonometry of the high school level.
 Data Analysis This content area contributes to 28 % of the total number of questions. It presents questions based on the concepts of Mathematical Probability, and the student’s ability to collect data and analyze it.
QCC Version
The QCC version of the test is grouped into 4 strands as follows:
 Number and Computation This strand contributes to 17%19% of the questions. It is designed to test the high school level Arithmetic knowledge of the examinees.
 Data Analysis This strand that comprises 19%21% of the test assesses the examinee’s knowledge of high school level Arithmetic Probability, Statistical measurements, and the ability to study graphs and tables.
 Measurement and Geometry This content area covers the major portion of this test with questions pertaining to 32%34% of the questions.
 Algebra This section contributes to 28%30% of the questions and tests the examinee’s knowledge of high school level Algebra.
Scoring
The scores vary according to the version of the test taken by a student. The scoring details, as per the various versions, are as follows:
QCC and Transitional Scores

The score interpretations are as follows:
 Scaled scores ranging from 100600
 Passing score of 500534
 Pass Plus score of 535 and higher
GPS Scores
The score interpretations for this section of the test are as follows:
 Below Proficiency Scaled score of lesser than 200
 Basic Proficiency Scaled score of 200
 Advanced Proficiency Scaled score of 235
 Honors Scaled score of 235 and higher
Conclusion
This examination has a high passing score. Hence, one should be prepared very well for this examination before taking it, with the aid of adequate study resources.