This article made me REALLY sad this morning…
“Georgia school leaders were so shocked by dismal scores on state math and social studies tests, the state superintendent released a statement Monday to prepare parents and others for the results.
According to the unofficial results, only 20 to 30 percent of Georgia’s sixth- and seventh-graders passed the state social studies exam. In math, about 40 percent of eighth-graders could be held back because they failed the test.
The state will release official scores from the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests next month.
Parents whose children failed the math test will be notified by local schools. The state requires eighth-graders to pass the reading and math exams to move to high school.
Students who failed math exams — as well as those who might have failed reading — can retake the exam this summer. Schools will provide optional free classes to get them ready. Students who failed the social studies exam don’t face any consequences under Georgia law.”
I’m frustrated by the low test scores…and the fact that there’s no consequences for failing the Social Studies exam- basically saying that Social Studies IS NOT important. Sigh. Your thoughts?