When it comes to passing End of Course Tests (EOCTs), high school students in Jackson County are still struggling in math. But area students are far outperforming their peers across the state in physical science and economics, according to data released by the Georgia Department of Education. The EOCTs are now considered the key standardized test in Georgia for measuring how well high school students understand the curriculum in designated core subjects. Both locally and statewide, students have the most difficulty meeting the standards of the Math II EOCT, according to data. Overall, 46.1 percent of high school students in Georgia failed that test during the spring semester. For local schools, 42.9 percent of East Jackson Comprehensive High School students failed the Math II EOCT, followed by 27.9 percent at Jackson County Comprehensive High School, 27.6 percent at Jefferson High School and 26.1 percent at Commerce High School.
For the full story, see the Aug. 8 issue of The Jackson Herald.
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