With the release of the Spring End of Course Test (EOCT) results at both the local and state level, the Barrow County School System announced that Barrow students met or exceeded the state average in seven of the eight areas assessed.
End of Course Tests are administered at the end of several core high school courses including Biology, Physical Science, Algebra, Geometry, U.S. History, Economics, Ninth Grade Literature, and American Literature.
The tests assess content specific to the particular course and the final score on an EOCT counts for 15% of a student’s final grade in the class.
Barrow County high school students exceeded the state average of students meeting or exceeding standards in Economics, Biology, Geometry, Algebra, and American Literature. The performance gap was largest in mathematics, where 78% of Barrow students met or exceeded standards in Algebra and 70% met or exceeded in Geometry, compared to the Georgia averages of 55% and 61% respectively.
In Ninth Grade Literature and Physical Science, the percentage meeting standards was equal between Barrow and the state.
The scores are the combined results from the winter and spring EOCT results.
Barrow County Superintendent Dr. Ron Saunders said he was encouraged by the strong EOCT scores.
“These results verify what our teachers Pre-K through 12 are doing each and every day with our students,” he said. “I want to commend the two high schools and their staff for the planning, preparation, and teaching of these subjects to our students. I also thank the elementary and middle school teachers for their hard work in preparing our students. As always, I thank our parents and our community for the tremendous support of Barrow County Schools.”
EOCT – Percentage of students meeting or exceeding standards