End-of-Course Test results released

12:06 PM, Jul 17, 2012   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Education released system-level results for End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) Tuesday morning.

Parents and students can now visit the Georgia Department of Education's website to see how students in their school system performed. Results for individual schools will be released by July 31.

EOCT tests are more important than ever because they have replaced the graduation tests that kept many students from getting a diploma.

The tests now count for 20% of a student's final grade, up from 15%.

By 2015, students will have to pass all eight tests, spread over their course of their high school careers, to graduate.

Georgia students continue to struggle with math classes, but they improved by one or two points in U.S. History, Economics, Biology, Physical Science, Ninth Grade Literature and American Literature.

While students improved on Math I, 46% -- nearly half of students -- still struggle with Math II, a course that combines Algebra, Geometry and Statistics.

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