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SCHOOL NOTEBOOK 4-28-11

Photo by Hugh Osteen

Photo by Hugh Osteen

State School Superintendent John Barge 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 redemption 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 Test (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 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, through June 24, from 8:30 a.m., until 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. For more information on registration and site locations for the summer Project ExPreSS, visit www.georgiastandards.org/resources/Pages/Tools/ProjectExPreSS.aspx.

In addition to the summer project in mathematics, an online tutorial for the GHSGT is available in all four content areas at www.georgiastandards.org/Resources/Pages/Tools/OnlineExPreSS.aspx.