Barrow County high school students during the 2012-13 school year performed better on most of the state’s End of Course Tests than the previous year. Passage rates rose on the tests for 9th Grade Literature, American Literature, Biology, and Physical Science, and were about the same in U.S. History. But local students slipped some on the Economics test. And they — like most students across Georgia — did very poorly on the first year of the new “Coordinate Algebra” test.
“It’s pretty spectacularly bad,” acknowledged school system testing and data specialist Matt Thompson.
For the full story, see the July 17 issue of the Barrow Journal.