Every traditional high school had 90 percent or more of students passing the 2012 Georgia High School Writing Test.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Cobb County School District 11th grade students taking the Georgia High School Writing Test for the first time slightly improved 2011 average scores. On Tuesday, the district released results from September's test. All 16 traditional high schools had passing rates of at least 90 percent on the test, which measures students' writing skills across the curriculum. Cobb's average scale score of 231 is one point higher than last year. Since 2009, the scale score has increased from 224 to 231 and the percentage passing from 94 percent to 98 percent. The Cobb average is higher than the metro Atlanta average of 229 and 226 for the state of Georgia. “The state writing test is an important gauge of our students’ communications skills and lets our …
Ninety-seven percent of Cobb County 11th graders met or exceeded standards on the 2011 Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT), which gauges writing skills considered essential for a high school diploma.
Northeast Cobb 11th graders have something to be proud of. The students' average scale score of 230 improves upon 2010 results and remains ahead of averages for the state (224) and metro Atlanta area (226). The scale used to measure achievement ranges from 100 to 350, with a score of 200 considered "meets expectations," and 250 considered "exceeds expectations." Fourteen percent of Cobb students exceeded expectations on the test, an increase of 4 percent over 2010 scores. Cobb's population of Students with Disabilities (SWD) and English Language Learners (ELL) also performed well on the writing test. The percentage of SWD meeting or exceeding standards was 84 percent, compared to just 66 percent of their peers statewide (see Table III). …