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GaDOE to Offer FREE Online High School Graduation Test Remediation

For more information:  - Matt Cardoza: mcardoza@gadoe.org or (404) 651-7358  - Follow us on  Twitter  and  Facebook     January 29, 2010  -- State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox today announced a free online remediation course for high school students to help them pass the science and/or social studies portion of the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT). Registration for the courses begins Monday, February 1, 2010.   FreeOnline ExPreSS (Exam Preparation for Science and Social Studies) will be offered by the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) online to all high school students and certificate of attendance recipients who were unsuccessful on or who have not yet taken the Science and/or Social Studies GHSGT.   The GaDOE offered the ExPreSS program last summer in schools throughout the state and saw tremendous results. Students in the program had an overall retest pass rate of 68 percent; more than double the previous year’s pass rate on GHSGT retests in science and social studies.   “With the success we saw in our ExPreSS program over the summer, we knew we needed to offer it again and make an online version available to even more students,” said Superintendent Cox. “FreeOnline ExPreSS will also help financially-strapped school districts that may not have the resources to provide extra help to high school students in preparing for the GHSGT.”   FreeOnline ExPreSS creates an online opportunity designed to help students prepare for the science and social studies GHSGT. Science and social studies are the two GHSGTs that Georgia students fail most often. It will offer self-paced units based on the instructional plans created for the summer ExPreSS Program.   Students can create their own registration account using their Georgia Testing Identifier (GTID) number. Detailed instructions for creating this account and locating their GTID number will be provided on the ExPreSS website at:  https://www.georgiastandards.org/Resources/Pages/Tools/ExPreSS.aspx     The summer Project ExPreSS program is scheduled for June 14-25, 2010. To get more information, please click on the following link:  https://www.georgiastandards.org/resources/Documents/Student_ExPreSS_Flyer.pdf      
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