Posted: Wednesday, July 16th 2014 at 4:30pm
GCSS officials pleased, 'overall,' with EOCT results
By Ken Stanford Staff
GAINESVILLE - The Georgia Department of Education released District level EOCT (End of Courst Test) results for the 2013-2014 year - and Gainesville school officials say, overall, they are please with the results, especially in Biology and Economics.
School officials say they continue to analyze the data in order to make plans for the 2014-2015 school year and prepare for the upcoming transition to the Georgia Milestones Assessment system.
According to an overview of the test results for Gainesville City Schools, which was released Wednesday afternoon by school officials:
• Student performance in the areas of 9th Grade Literature and American Literature was generally comparable to student performance during the 2012-2013 school year.
• Student performance in the area of Coordinate Algebra was slightly above the state average, and comparable to district student performance during the 2012-2013 school year.
• Student performance in the area of Analytic Geometry was comparable to performance throughout the state. This assessment is aligned with a new course offering, so district-level comparison to the 2012-2013 school year is not available.
• District student performance in Biology increased from the 2012-2013 school year, with 67.6% of Biology students meeting or exceeding standards in 2012-2013, and 75.3% of Biology students meeting or exceeding standards in 2013-2014. Additionally, the district average score on the assessment was higher than the state average. Biology was a particular area of focus for the district during the 2013-2014 school year, so the district is pleased to see that the hard work of the teachers and leaders yielded such positive results.
• District student performance in Economics increased significantly from the 2012-2013 school year, with 68.4% of Economics students meeting or exceeding standards in 2012-2013, and 80.1% of Economics students meeting or exceeding standards in 2013-2014. This course is generally taught to students who are Seniors and contains important information designed to help students be ready for college and careers, so the district is pleased with the large number of students who are meeting and exceeding standards.
• District performance in the areas of Physical Science and US History was generally lower than performance in past years. However, because of course sequence changes, few students took tests in either area, so results are not comparable to those of previous years and do not offer an accurate picture of general student performance.
(You can click on the link below for EOCT) results from all public school systems in Georgia. Statewide data was released July 2 and state school officials say by-school results will be available no later than July 30.)
Link: By-district EOCT results
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