Barrow County board of education members expressed dismay with a test score review that showed the system’s high school students are still lagging in math. That has been a subject the system has been weak in for several years. During a presentation delivered at last week’s work session, Matt Thompson, testing and data specialist for Barrow County Schools, reported that End-of-Course Tests for high school students lagged in Math I and Math 2 when compared to state averages. Additionally, ninth-grade literature scores were lower. While elementary and middle school math results are “right there, where we need to be,” high school math is not, Thompson said.
For the full story, see the Aug. 8 issue of the Barrow Journal.