Essay Prompt for online schools



The GHSWT is Wednesday, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014

  • 8:20-10:30
  • do not be late
  • 100 minutes
  • All Juniors test
  • no 1st or 2nd period (schedule posted on board in clrm)
  • (room assignments to follow)
  • bring a blue or black pen

  • do not bring tech devices
  • no food/drink
ROOM ASSIGNMENT see document below:


information on the test and scoring
There are three performance levels represented: Does Not Meet (100-199), Meets (200-249), and Exceeds (250+).

Students in the 11th grade participate in the Georgia High School Writing Test and must pass the GHSWT to earn a regular education diploma. Students are asked to produce a response to one on-demand persuasive writing prompt. The writing test requires students to produce a composition of no more than two pages on an assigned topic. The two-hour test administration includes 100 minutes of student writing time. The test is administered three times a year so that students have multiple opportunities to take the test before the end of the 12th grade. The main administration of the GHSWT takes place in the fall of the 11th grade year. Results of the GHSWT are used to identify students who may need additional instruction in academic content and skills considered essential for a high school diploma.

The GHSWT is a test of persuasive writing. In persuasion, the writer assumes a position on an issue and uses language to influence the reader. The purpose is to express a writer’s opinion on a subject either explicitly or implicitly. Through the support provided, the writer presents a convincing point of view.

In the video below, ignore the specifics about this particular school early in the video...but the video gives a nice overview.
Remember the test is September 24th.






September 25th