Eight area schools improved their test scores over the summer to meet federal standards for student performance.
Chattahoochee Middle and Chattahoochee High in Chattahoochee County, Hollis Hand Elementary, Gardner-Newman Middle and Callaway High in Troup County and River Road Elementary, Rothschild Middle and Hardaway High in Muscogee County were added to the list of schools that made adequate yearly progress for the 2008-2009 school year under the federal No Child Left Behind Act.
The schools had not made AYP when preliminary data was released by the state department of education in July, but those results did not include retest scores on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test or the Georgia High School Graduation Test.
The revised data, which was released last week, factors in those retest scores and summer graduates.
AYP is measured based on math and reading test scores on the CRCT and the graduation test, as well as attendance and graduation rates, among other factors.
The revised AYP data brings the total number of schools in Muscogee County meeting federal standards to 42. The system, which has a total of 56 schools, did not make AYP.
In Troup County, 20 out of 22 schools made AYP based on the revised data. The system did not make AYP.
All of the schools in Harris County and Chattahoochee County made AYP and the systems made AYP.
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