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Ga. students struggle on algebra, geometry tests

By The Associated Press
ATLANTA (AP) Georgia students continue to struggle with tougher math exams. <br /> <br /> State education officials released the results on Wednesday. <br /> <br /> About 65 percent of Georgia students didn't meet state standards for analytic geometry in 2013, the first year it was tested. <br /> <br /> About 59 percent of students didn't meet standards for coordinate algebra, slightly improved from last year's results. That test also is fairly new. (EDITOR'S NOTE: STATE OFFICIALS SAY DISTRICT-LEVEL RESULTS WILL BE AVAILABLE NO LATER THAN JULY 16 AND SCHOOL-LEVEL RESULTS WILL BE AVAILABLE NO LATER THAN JULY 30.)<br /> <br /> State Superintendent John Barge says the results are different from what educators are used to seeing but demonstrate how prepared students really are for college or careers. Barge says the state had to address the math challenges head-on. <br /> <br /> State officials say both tests are at the difficulty level expected for new statewide exams planned to begin in 2015. Those exams will be in line with tougher Common Core standards.
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