Monday, July 14, 2008

Fayette Students Score High with End of Course Tests

According to the Fayette County Board of Education, the majority of Fayette’s students are either meeting or exceeding performance requirements for end of course tests based on data released by the Georgia Department of Education.

The spring administration of the test shows students performing strongest in Algebra I, Geometry, American Literature and Composition and Physical Science with the majoring scoring in the “exceeds” category.

In the other subjects tested, Ninth Grade Literature and Composition, Biology, US History and Economics/Business/Free Enterprise, the majority of students scored in the “meets” category.

Overall, Fayette outperformed the state in all subjects tested by 16 to 33 points. The biggest gap between the school system’s average and the state’s was in Physical Science where Fayette’s mean score was 454 compared to the 421 at the state level.

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