Wed., April 27, 2011 1:10pm (EDT)

Math Help For Struggling Juniors
By Edgar Treiguts
Updated: 3 years ago

ATLANTA   —  
Students who failed the math portion of this year’s high school graduation test can get extra help this summer through a free program to be offered by the state. (GPB file photo)
Students who failed the math portion of this year’s high school graduation test can get extra help this summer through a free program to be offered by the state. (GPB file photo)
Students who failed the math portion of this year’s high school graduation test can get extra help this summer through a free program to be offered by the state.

The remediation classes go from June 13th to 24th at 40 sites statewide. Some of Georgia’s best math teachers will lead the courses.

Matt Cardoza with the state Department of Education says they will help juniors trying to pass a harder high school graduation test.

“This is the first year that students are taking the graduation test in math under the new curriculum of the Georgia Performance Standards. Anytime you have a new test you expect the failure rate could be a little bit higher because it’s a more difficult test.”

Two years ago the state offered similar courses in social studies and science, through the Project ExPreSS program.

Parents and students can get more information on the remedial math summer program at https://www.georgiastandards.org