Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Fayette County Students Score High with End of Course Tests

The majority of Fayette County 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 US History, Physical Science, Economics/Business/Free Enterprise, American Literature and Composition, and Ninth Grade Literature and Composition with the majority scoring in the “exceeds” category. In comparison to last year, Ninth Grade Literature and Composition had the largest jump in the “exceeds” performance level with a gain of 15 percentage points.

In the other subjects tested, Algebra I, Geometry and Biology, the majority of students scored in the “meets” category.

Overall, Fayette County outperformed the state in all subjects tested by 7 to 27 points. The biggest gap between the school system and the state was in Economics/Business/Free Enterprise where Fayette’s mean score was 449 compared to the state’s 422.

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