Richmond student scores improve on state graduation test

Thursday, May 14, 2009 1:59 PM
Last updated 3:52 PM
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Preliminary results released this afternoon show that Richmond County’s scores improved three of the four sections of the Georgia High School Graduation Test and were unchanged in the other section.

“We remain committed to increasing the number of students who perform at the advanced levels on standardized tests,” Superintendent Dana Bedden said in a news release. “We are also providing more opportunities for students next year to take Advanced Placement Courses so that they are better prepared for the rigor and challenges of college work and/or the workplace.”

• 91 percent of students made passing scores in Mathematics, a 1 percent increase over last year

• 87 percent of students made passing scores English/Language Arts, unchanged over last year

• 80 percent of students made passing scores in Science, a 1 percent increase over last year

• 79 percent of students made passing scores in Social Studies, a 5 percent increase over last year

The results reflect the performance of high school juniors taking the test for the first time. Georgia requires students to pass all sections of the graduation test in order to earn a diploma.

Individual student results will be distributed to students and their parents no later than Wednesday.

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Venus 05/14/09 - 02:05 pm
Keep up the hard work its

Keep up the hard work its paying off.

Lippy 05/14/09 - 03:07 pm
How is this breaking news? I

How is this breaking news? I heard it on the radio this morning on my way to work.

lifelongresidient 05/14/09 - 06:19 pm
well count on no more than

well count on no more than 30% to receive passing scores at laney

wertie 05/14/09 - 07:59 pm
Wonderful! Hats Off to the

Wonderful! Hats Off to the high school teachers who worked diligently with the students to help prepare them for 21st century living; not to mention the K-8 teachers who began the students' preparation. Education and educators often get a "bad rap" but I am pleased with efforts of Richmond County as they work to educate all students. I'm sure there are probably more critical comments that will follow mine but I just wanted everyone to know that there is someone in the corner of Richmond County Educators

Taylor B
Taylor B 05/14/09 - 08:05 pm
congratulations for learning

congratulations for learning how to pass tests better. When are these kids actually going to learn something besides test taking?

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