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Georgia kids improving 8th grade math skills

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ALBANY,  GA (WALB) - Georgia is catching up to the rest of the nation in math scores.

In Dougherty county, 8th grade CRCT math scores went up from previous years. 8th graders at Radium Springs Middle school showed a 13% increase.

But overall Georgia 8th grade scores are still slightly below the national average.

"We're thrilled that math is improving but we need to make bigger gains. We need to make gains twice 13%. But currently we're satisfied we're not going in the wrong direction compared to national norms," said R.D Harter, Dougherty County Schools.

Dougherty county schools say an improved curriculum and Differentiated instruction have a lot to do with the growth.

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