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BHS juniors getting ready for test

Bainbridge High School would like to share with the community important news about the upcoming Georgia High School Graduation Test for 11th graders in Spring 2010.

All Georgia students seeking a high school diploma are required to take and pass five parts of the Georgia High School Graduation Test.

Any student who does not pass all parts, but who meets all other graduation requirements, will receive a Certificate of Performance, not a high school diploma. Further, a student may not be allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony if all parts of the GHSGT have not been passed (Board Policy IHF).

Students who have actively participated in remediation/tutorial opportunities, have taken advantage of retest, and have met attendance requirements may appeal to the Graduation Review committee.

On Sept. 16 a GHSGT Mathematics Diagnostic Test was administered to all juniors to predict how students may perform on the GHSGT in Spring 2010. The results of this test, along with other data (EOCT scores, analysis of previous Diagnostic and GHSGT results, and an additional year of Mathematics for these students), were used to predict how well juniors will do in March when they take the GHSGT in mathematics.

Score reports will be given out to each student on Wednesday, Oct. 21, to deliver to their parent or guardian. Included in each score report is an analysis of the four strands of the diagnostic test and how those areas correlate with the actual graduation test.

GHSGT Math help available

 All mathematics teachers are providing periodic review during classes.

 The Media Center computer lab is available from 7 to 7:38 a.m., Monday through Friday, using www.usatestprep.com and other software.

 On Thursday afternoons, a math GHSGT preparation class will be held in Room 2207 from 3:10 to 5:10 p.m. Students must notify Dr. Pugh if transportation is needed.

 On Mondays and Fridays, the GHSGT Lunch Bunch meets during lunches to review and practice specific GHSGT math objectives. Students are allowed to bring their lunch and a calendar of session topics will be provided to them.

 Students can also download or access a study guide at the following address: http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/ci_testing.aspx?folderID=228&m=links&ft=Student%20Guides. In addition, students can take four online practice tests at https://www.georgiaoas.org/servlet/a2l, by using Gradehs as both the login and password.

We appreciate the support of parents and the community as we strive to achieve success for each student. If you have any questions, you may e-mail the junior class counselor, Beth Yarbrough, byarbrough@dcboe.com.