Ga. to offer free math tutoring for 11th-graders

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Education is offering free tutoring to high school juniors who don't pass the math portion of the state's graduation test this year.

The two-week program will be held at 40 high schools across the state June 13-24. The classes will run 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The state is doing away with the high school graduation test, which is required to get a diploma, in favor of tests taken at the end of each course. Educators say end-of-course tests are a better measure of student learning.

Department spokesman Matt Cardoza says the state won't know until May how many students will be eligible to take the tutoring program.

 

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