Georgia schools showing annual yearly progress increase

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 12:20 PM
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ATLANTA — Georgia schools fared much better this year on federal benchmarks than last year, with nearly 80 percent passing muster.

New data released by the state today shows Georgia is catching up after seeing performance on "adequate yearly progress" plummet last year because of lagging math test scores. State schools Superintendent Kathy Cox said the improvement means students are meeting the challenge of a tougher curriculum and more rigorous standardized tests.

AYP is measured based on math and reading test scores, attendance and graduation rates, among other factors. It is part of the federal No Child Left Behind law, which was adopted in 2002 and aims for all U.S. students to perform math and reading at grade level by 2014.


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Craig Spinks
Craig Spinks 07/14/09 - 05:20 pm
Why doesn't the GDOE collect

Why doesn't the GDOE collect and publish the results of nationally-normed student achievement tests administered to our kids every school year? Stop and think. You know WHY.

happyteacher 07/14/09 - 10:04 pm
Craig Spinks - you are so

Craig Spinks - you are so right! Most teachers never look at nationally-normed scores and they tell us more than these state criterion-referenced tests. It's hard to even find normed test scores for for students because they are not always put in their records. So why bother testing them!

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