For the second year in a row, Metter High School students scored a higher pass rate than eighteen counties that comprise First District RESA, and the scores matched the state on the high stakes graduation writing test. The state requires students to take and pass the Georgia High School Writing Test during the fall of their junior year as a graduation requirement. This year there were 129 first-time test takers that accomplished a 93 percent pass rate. First District RESA scored a 91 percent pass rate, and the state average was 93 percent. One of the Candler County School District goals is to be on or above all state assessments. This is the second year in a row that Metter High School has met this particular goal. Last year, there were 97 first-time test takers who matched the state’s 95 percent pass rate and exceeded the RESA’s 94 percent pass rate. There Members of the Metter High junior class. Metter High juniors top RESA on GHSGT writing test scores has been a significant increase in the number of students who are staying in school and are performing on state level. “I am proud of the students and teachers,” said Principal John Jordan. “I am particularly glad to see that the literacy initiative is having positive results in all state tests, and particularly on the Georgia High School Writing Test. “All teachers at Metter High School are working diligently in their classrooms on higher order thinking questions and responses and reading and writing daily. “The Candler County School System has made a commitment to reading and writing across the curriculum, and it is helping students to become better thinkers, readers and writers."
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