As of Tuesday, December 11, 2012
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Clayton News Daily
By Rachel Shirey
Clayton County exceeds the state’s high school writing test score average, with 94 percent of students passing the exam.
The Georgia Department of Education reported 93 percent of all high school students passed the writing exam, which is higher than last year’s 91 percent.
In 2007, when the current assessment was introduced, only 88 percent of Georgia high school students passed the exam.
The mean writing test score of the county’s 2,766 high school students was 222.46. Students must pass the test to receive a high school diploma and can take the exam multiple times in their junior and senior years. Students can score up to 350 points, with 200 points required to pass the test.
Elite Scholars Academy had the highest-passing percentage in the county with 98.1 percent passing. Mount Zion High School had 96.7 percent passing; Morrow High School, 95.9 percent; Forest Park High School, 95.1 percent; North Clayton High School and Riverdale High School, 95 percent each; Lovejoy High School 94.4 percent; Mundy’s Mill High School, 93.6 percent; Drew High School, 93.2 percent and Jonesboro High School, 91.9 percent.