School test scores to be released

For the first time on Monday, Georgians will learn how their public schools performed on the new annual high-stakes tests mandated by federal law.

The Georgia Department of Education created a whole new series of tests to replace the old Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests and high school End of Course Tests. The new Georgia Milestones were given for the first time last spring.

Officials warned they were harder, and preliminary results indicate they were right, as fewer students passed. Those were statewide averages. The results for each school and school district are due Monday.

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