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End of Course Test results released

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GAINESVILLE - The state Department of Education Wednesday released school-level Spring 2014 EOCT (End of Course Test) scores - and Sarah Bell, Chief Academic Office for the Gainesville City School System, said the district is pleased with results from both of the city's high schools.

"Woods Mill High School has put a strong blended learning program in place in the content area of English, and the results show us that this program is working," Bell said. "The results demonstrate that this program is having a strong impact on student achievement and is providing students with the tools that they need to be successful."

However, Bell acknowledged that there is still work to be done in Analytic Geometry and Coordinate Algebra, which, she said, are areas for growth across the state.

But, she said, "in the area of Analytic Geometry, we are pleased that Gainesville High School had a higher percentage of students exceeding expectations than the state average. We believe that this illustrates the hard work of teachers and students as we implemented this course for the first time during the 2013-2014 school year."

Bell released the following information on the test results for the two high schools:

Gainesville High School
• Biology scores increased from 69% of students meeting and exceeding standards during the Spring 2013 administration to 77% meeting and exceeding standards during the Spring 2014 administration.
• Overall performance in Analytic Geometry is above the state average, as is the percent of students exceeding expectations.
• Economics scores increased from 73% of students meeting and exceeding standards during the Spring 2013 administration to 83% meeting and exceeding standards during the Spring 2014 administration.
• Student performance in the Exceeds category in 2014 increased in the areas of Biology, Economics, and 9th grade Literature when compared to 2013.

Woods Mill High School
• American Literature scores increased from 85% of students meeting and exceeding standards during the Spring 2013 administration to 92% meeting and exceeding standards during the Spring 2014 administration.
• Student performance in the Exceeds category of the Economics EOCT in 2014 increased to 31% of students exceeding from 14% exceeding in 2013.
• 9th Grade Literature scores increased from 60% of students meeting and exceeding standards during the Spring 2013 administration to 91% meeting and exceeding standards during the Spring 2014 administration.
• Physical Science scores increased from 47% of students meeting and exceeding standards during the Spring 2013 administration to 80% meeting and exceeding standards during the Spring 2014 administration.

(Click on the link below for test results for all affected schools in the state.)

Link: Ga. Dept. of Education
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