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July 31--  The Georgia Department of Education has released its 2018 Milestones report which shows how well the state's students are doing with their school subjects.

In the Vidalia City school system, it's a mixed bag.  Assistant Superintendent Lucy Claroni says the report shows work is needed in language arts, "We are really concentrating our efforts and trying to figure out some of the weak areas we're seeing in language arts, especially in grades three and seven."  Seventh grade scores in language arts were 13% lower than the state average.

There are also some scores at Vidalia High School which are lagging behind state averages, "We found weak areas in biology, economics and geometry.  We'll be working with consultants to work with our teachers to strengthen the curriculum in those areas," Claroni said.

Scores showed double-digit improvements in Algebra One, Physical Science and U.S. History, which jumped a whopping 22 points over last year, "We were really excited about the increases in U.S. History.  Last year's scores were not as good as they could have been and a focus was put on the standards, the pacing guides and the benchmark assessments.  We had consultants come in and work with our U.S. History teachers on those strategies," she noted.

The charts below show how Vidalia students' scores compare to last year's scores and to the average scores around the state.

Vidalia High School Milestones (% of Students Scoring in Top 3 of 4 Levels)

 

2017

   

2018

 

Subject

VHS

State

 

VHS

State

9th Gr Literature

74

84

 

80

82

Am Literature

80

81

 

75

79

Algebra 1

66

71

 

72

72

Geometry

79

74

 

63

69

Biology

63

70

 

57

72

Phy Science

58

67

 

70

73

US History

48

75

 

70

76

Economics

69

72

 

64

77

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