Recently, the Georgia Department of Education released the results from the winter administration of the Georgia Milestones End-of-Course (EOC) assessments and Glynn County saw significant gains in the percentage of students achieving the Proficient and Distinguished performance levels – Levels 3 and 4 – in seven of the eight tested courses.

Student scores in Ninth Grade Literature and Composition, American Literature and Composition, Algebra I, Biology, U.S. History and Economics saw growth that outpaced both the regional and state averages. Moreover, every EOC for grades 8 through 12 outperformed other districts in First District RESA in Geometry.

Conversely, since the new Georgia Standards of Excellence were established during the 2017-2018 school year, the school system saw little improvements in Physical Science overall. This is due to the subject being offered to high-achieving students in eighth grade and as a core class in 11th grade.

Other highlights for Glynn County Schools show positive momentum in growth in school level results over the past three years.  While each content area indicates the school system’s rankings when compared to other districts within its RESA, the percentages used in the rankings below include students scoring Level 2 or higher. (Values are assigned to Levels 2-4 for use in scoring on the CCRPI).

It is also important to note that the winter results are combined with spring and summer. If a student retests during the year, the highest of their scores are utilized in CCRPI calculations. Students scoring below the state grade conversion of 70 are assigned to remediation and retest.

Here is how Glynn County Schools performed among other districts statewide:

NINTH GRADE LITERATURE

A higher number of students completed Ninth Grade Literature with distinguished scores than RESA and state. There was also a lower percentage of students in Level 1 than both the regional and state averages.  In this subject area, Glynn County Schools is ranked No. 1 among other schools in the First District RESA with nearly 94 percent of students demonstrating Level 2-4 ratings.

AMERICAN LITERATURE

With a lower percentage of students in Level 1 than RESA and state, American Literature placed second in First District RESA with 90 percent of students demonstrating partial to advanced proficiency in the grade level ratings.

ALGEBRA I

Much like Ninth Grade Literature, there was a higher percentage of Algebra I students in Level 4 than RESA and a lower percentage of students in Level 1 than both the regional and state averages. As a result, Glynn County Schools is second in its RESA for Algebra I with 95 percent of students demonstrating Level 2-4 ratings.

GEOMETRY

Regionally, Glynn County Schools surpassed its RESA with an increased number of students achieving a Level 4 rating, while also recording a lower percentage of students in Level 1 than both the regional and state averages.  In turn, the school system is third in the FDRESA for Geometry with nearly 84 percent of students demonstrating partial to advanced proficiency in the grade level ratings.

BIOLOGY

Biology results this year placed the school system above its RESA and the state with a higher percentage of students achieving Level 4 scores and a lower percentage attaining Level 1 assessments. In this subject area, Glynn County Schools is ranked sixth among other schools in the First District RESA with nearly 81 percent of students demonstrating Level 2-4 ratings.

U.S. HISTORY

For the U.S. History portion of the EOC assessments, results indicated that greater than 84 percent of students demonstrated partial to advanced proficiency, placing the school system fifth among other FDRESA schools with similar ratings. Additionally, there was a higher percentage of students in Level 4 than RESA and state, and a lower percentage of students in Level 1 than both the regional and state averages.

ECONOMICS

Economics EOC results placed the school system second in the First District RESA with nearly 90 percent of students demonstrating Level 2-4 ratings. Like many other subject areas, there was a higher percentage of students who were categorized as distinguished learners in Glynn County Schools than RESA and state, and a lower percentage of students who were classified as Level 1 learners than their regional and state counterparts.

PHYSICAL SCIENCE

In the fall of 2017-18, only 34 students in the school system took Physical Science as a semester block course. This past fall, 52 students took the course, which produced results indicating that 67 percent of students earned Level 2-4 ratings. Due to the low number of test takers, Glynn County Schools is ranked 10th in the FDRESA.

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