Kings Bridge Middle School made a significant improvement in the percentage of eighth graders passing a state-mandated writing test.
However, officials with the Jackson County School System say there’s still work to be done to get more kids meeting and exceeding state writing standards.
“We’re already in a very good place, but it’s exciting to see how we can take it to the next level,” said Amity Hardigree, the district’s literacy specialist, during the March 19 board of education meeting.
Georgia requires that third, fifth, eighth and 11th grade students take a writing assessment. For eighth graders, students have 100 minutes to write an essay from an assigned topic. The writing assessment is given in January and later scored by two raters. Local school systems recently received those results.