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High school students improve on writing test
Ga., Bulloch show gains on results
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Students in Bulloch County — and across the state — don’t have much of a problem passing the Georgia High School Writing Test.The statewide passing rate on the exam was 94.9 percent on the first try this fall, a 2 percentage point improvement from last year.Every public high school student in the state must pass the writing test, among other requirements, to graduate. It is given to 11th-graders in the fall.“This is yet another example of how more and more Georgia students are meeting the higher expectations we have set for them,” State School Superintendent John Barge said in a news release. “Writing is a critical skill in every career, and these scores show that more of Georgia’s students are being prepared for success after high school.”Locally, the trend is similar.
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