Georgia braces for spike in summer school enrollment

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) -- School districts across Georgia are bracing for increased enrollment in summer math classes. The review classes are recommended, but not required, for the increased number of students who failed the math part of a competency test this year.

According to preliminary estimates released last week, nearly 50,000 of the state's eighth graders, or almost 40 percent, failed the math part of the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test this year.

According to the data, that's about double the failure rate last year.

State education officials have said they expected the drop in test scores because eighth-graders were taking a harder test based on a tougher curriculum. The scores are preliminary, and the state is expected to release detailed data next month.

Math and reading CRCT scores are among the measurements Georgia uses to meet federal No Child Left Behind standards.

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