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Local schools’ scores mixed on EOCT
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Students at local schools had mixed results in the End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) during the 2013-14 academic year when compared to the state averages for most subjects. The Georgia Department of Education released the school-level schools Wednesday.

The EOCT are given to all high school students and some eighth-graders, in April and May at the end of core subjects to evaluate their mastery of the content. It will be replaced by the Georgia Milestones tests in 2014-15.

Similar to other state standardized tests, EOCT scores are reported by three performance levels: meets standards, does not meet standards and exceeds standards.

In Buckhead, North Atlanta High’s scores were higher than the state’s in only half of the 10 categories. Sutton Middle School was well above the state average in coordinate algebra, the only subject local middle schools took the test in.

The scores at Cobb County’s Campbell High, which serves Vinings students, were higher than the state average in five categories. In two subjects, not enough students took the test for its scores to be published. Campbell Middle’s coordinate algebra scores were well above the state average.

In Sandy Springs, the city’s two public high schools had scores above the state average in most subjects. North Springs was above the Georgia average in six subjects, did not have enough students take the geometry exam to have its scores published and did not take the Mathematics II exam. Riverwood scored above the state average in only four subjects, and did not take tests in two subjects.

The city’s two middle schools, Ridgeview Middle and Sandy Springs Middle, each scored well above the state average in coordinate algebra. Ridgeview was the only school in the area to have all of its students taking the test meet or exceed standards.


End-Of-Course Tests

The percentage of students that met or exceeded state standards on the End-Of-Course Tests during the 2013-14 school year.

School E C AG 9L H AL PS G M B

Statewide 81 40 35 88 73 92 84 38 23 75

Atlanta Public Schools

North Atlanta 94 33 66 89 69 91 83 NA 25 77

School C

Sutton Middle 97

Cobb County Schools

School E C AG 9L H AL PS G M B

Campbell High 82 21 29 89 67 91 NA* 14 NA* 78

School C

Campbell Middle 75

Fulton County Schools

School E C AG 9L H AL PS G M B

North Springs 89 29 39 90 86 96 80 NA* NA 81

Riverwood 89 35 42 89 86 91 82 NA NA 69

School C

Sandy Springs Middle 95

Ridgeview Middle 100


E: economics, C: coordinate algebra, AG: analytic geometry, 9L: ninth-grade literature and composition, H: U.S. history, AL: American literature and composition, PS: physical science, G: geometry, M: Mathematics II, B: biology

*At Campbell High only three students took the physical science exam and only four took the Mathematics II test. At North Springs High only two students took the geometry exam. Those schools did not have enough students take it to have their scores published, with 10 being the minimum.

The other scores not available were for tests those schools did not take because they were not required to.

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