New state testing gives Fayette high standards to hit

The first batch of results from new Georgia Milestones testing is in from the state’s Department of Education, and the Board of Education is starting to digest what it says for Fayette’s schools. While Fayette has always performed well against the rest of the state, the change in requirements will allow a better measurement against the rest of the country.
The new system was created in part because previous state standards were considered far too lax. In fact, Georgia ranked dead last in nearly every category, meaning it was much easier than in other states for students to move on (more…)

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