Wednesday, April 27, 2011
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Atlanta - State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge has announced that the Georgia Department of Education will be offering Project ExPreSS in mathematics for summer 2011.
Project ExPreSS (Exam Preparation for Student Success) is a free, two-week summer remediation program for Georgia public high school juniors who were first-time test-takers this year and did not pass the mathematics portion of the Georgia High School Graduation Tests (GHSGT).
"Due to the past success of Project ExPreSS in social studies and science, we feel this program is an opportunity to fill the gap in mathematics and help students succeed," said Superintendent Barge. "With this year being the first year that our students will take the Georgia Performance Standards-based GHSGT, we anticipate that some students will need remediation with our state's best teachers, which is exactly what Project ExPreSS provides."
Project ExPreSS in mathematics will be offered June 13-24, 2011, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
There are 40 high school host sites located throughout the state to make the program accessible to students statewide. Area counties that will serve as host sites for the program include Dougherty, Tift, Colquitt, Early and Grady.
The state is doing away with the high school graduation test, which is required to get a diploma, in favor of tests taken at the end of each course. Educators say end-of-course tests are a better measure of student learning.