Georgia students earned higher scores on many end-of-course exams this year than in 2012, but more than 60 percent failed to meet state standards in algebra. About 63 percent of students who took the algebra test this spring failed to meet state standards, according to results the Georgia Department of Education released Wednesday.
The state department of education has announced high school students are performing slightly better on a statewide writing exam. In 2012, 93 percent of high school students passed the Georgia State Writing Test compared with 91 percent in 2011.
Georgia students' overall performance on the ACT college-entrance exam rose slightly this year, as the number of students taking the test continued to increase. But Georgia students still trailed the nation average score.
Georgia's performance on the ACT college-entrance exam was flat this year as the number of students taking the test rose. Data released Wednesday shows that 21 percent of graduating seniors in Georgia met college-ready standards for English, math, reading and science. That trails the national average of 25 percent.
Georgia students improved in this year’s Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests, but official admit more work needs to be done. Test Scores were up across the board this year, and the achievement gap between minority and white students in Georgia is also narrowing.