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Richmond County students see improvements in Georgia Milestone scores

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Richmond County students saw gains in the Georgia Milestone test for the 2022-2023 school year.

According to the Richmond County School System, the Georgia Department of Education released data July 28 that showed students improved in Math, English/Language Arts, Algebra I and U.S. History. Third, fifth and seventh graders saw gains in math scores while third, sixth and eighth graders improved in English/Language Arts.

A. R. Johnson Engineering and Health Science Magnet, Cross Creek and Lucy C. Laney High schools reported the highest scores in the district on the U.S. History end of course assessment. Murphey Middle School reported the highest scores for students taking Algebra I, according to a new release from the Richmond County School System.

“These gains are a reflection of our ongoing commitment to arming our teachers with the resources they need to provide quality instruction to our students. While we celebrate these improvements, we will remain laser-focused on prioritizing an equitable education for all our more than 31,000 students. Our goals for the upcoming academic year will be to continue our literacy initiative with our community partners, build up our students’ knowledge in all content areas and foster improved school-home relationships to engage with our parents,” said Kenneth Bradshaw, Richmond County school superintendent.

More than 12,000 Richmond County School System students completed the Georgia Milestone test during the 2022-23 school year.

“Our teachers, testing coordinators and instructional coaches were instrumental in reducing the number of days that students were tested from two weeks to one week. Our Information Technology employees were in schools to ensure students had replacement devices to not interrupt the flow of testing,” the news release said.

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