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State releases writing test results

ATLANTA -- According to a news release from the state's department of education, the percentage of high school students meeting or exceeding standards on the Georgia High School Writing Test increased this year at the state level.

Officials with Gwinnett County Public Schools also are happy with the percentage of students who exceeded standards on the assessment, which is required to receive a high school diploma.

"Looking at the district numbers, these results are really good news and are a testament to the work of our teachers in all subject areas in terms of having students write," said Sloan Roach, GCPS spokeswoman.

In Georgia, the number was up two points from 91 percent in 2011. In 2007, when the test first was administered, Georgia students scored 88 percent.

In Gwinnett County Public Schools, 16.2 percent of first-time test takers exceeded standards, and 97.5 percent of students passed.

Results for local schools include the following:

-- Buford City Schools, 100 percent passed, with 28 percent exceeding standards

-- Grayson High, 98.1 percent passed, with 13.5 percent exceeding standards

-- Norcross High, 95.3 percent passed, with 14.2 percent exceeding standards

-- Mill Creek High, 98.4 percent passed, with 16.4 percent exceeding standards

-- GIVE Center West, 94.7 percent passed with 0 percent exceeding standards

-- Parkview High, 98.1 percent passed, with 19.5 percent exceeding standards

-- Brookwood High, 99.1 percent passed, with 23.9 percent exceeding standards

-- Shiloh High, 96.4 percent passed, with 10.5 percent exceeding standards

-- Meadowcreek High, 93 percent passed, with 6 percent exceeding standards

-- Phoenix High, 91.7 percent passed, with 4.2 percent exceeding standards

-- Collins Hill High, 98.2 percent passed, with 11.3 percent exceeding standards

-- GIVE Center East, 90 percent passed, with 5 percent exceeding standards

-- Peachtree Ridge High, 99.1 percent passed, with 28.9 percent exceeding standards

-- Lanier High School, 98.8 percent passed, with 6.1 percent exceeding standards

-- Gwinnett School of Math, Science and Technology, 100 percent passed, with 54 percent exceeding standards

-- Berkmar High, 97.2 percent passed, with 11.6 percent exceeding standards

-- Gwinnett Online Campus, 92.9 percent passed, with 14.3 percent exceeding standards

-- Mountain View High, 98.2 percent passed, with 18.7 percent exceeding standards

-- Archer High, 98.5 percent passed, with 15.2 percent exceeding standards

-- South Gwinnett High, 97.1 percent passed, with 6.8 percent exceeding standards

-- Central Gwinnett High, 97.8 percent passed, with 9.5 percent exceeding standards

-- Dacula High, 95.5 percent passed, with 16.2 percent exceeding standards

-- North Gwinnett High, 98.7 percent passed, with 23.7 percent exceeding standards

-- Duluth High, 96.2 percent passed, with 13.1 percent exceeding standards

Comments

NewsReader 1 year, 4 months ago

You have to wonder...what is Buford doing that the rest of Gwinnett isn't. And I'm not talking about 96, 97, or 98% versus 100% passing. I'm talking about 28% exceeding standards versus half that and even much less for most of the Gwinnett County Schools.

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R 1 year, 4 months ago

-- Gwinnett School of Math, Science and Technology, 100 percent passed, with 54 percent exceeding standards

Looks like a clue can be found and the state wasn't even directly involved!

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