Richmond student scores improve on state graduation test

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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