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DeKalb County schools tout improvements on Georgia Milestones exams

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DEKALB COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

Students in the DeKalb County school district will head back to class on a high note after making what the district is calling "huge strides" on the Georgia Milestones exams.

According to the district, students met or exceeded state averages in several categories at different levels of the elementary language arts, elementary mathematics and middle school language arts exams. 

“The latest Georgia Milestones results are encouraging because they clearly demonstrate DeKalb County School District students are becoming more proficient academically, and that we are reaching higher levels of achievement,” said Superintendent/CEO R. Stephen Green in a press release. “Increased student performance is our commitment to the community, and we are headed in the right direction.”

The district reports that 60 percent of students scored within or above the scoring range for Lexile Levels, a scale for measuring the reading ability of a student. 

Schools exhibiting 80 percent or more of their students scoring in the highest performance levels in one or more content areas include:

  • Ashford Park Elementary School
  • Austin Elementary School
  • Dunwoody Elementary School
  • Globe Academy Charter School
  • Kittredge Magnet School
  • Museum School at Avondale Estates
  • Wadsworth Magnet School for High Achievers
  • Vanderlyn Elementary School

Click here to see how students scored in school districts across the state.

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