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DCSS would rather be safe

May 28, 2008

Albany -- Remediation classes are underway for hundreds of Dougherty County students who failed the Criterion Reference Competency Test.

Fifty-two-percent of Dougherty County 8th graders did not meet mandatory test results on the Math portion. Fifty-six percent of the 8th graders did not make the grade in science.
Even though the state says it's mandatory to pass the test to be promoted, Dougherty County's student support team process committee could still place them in the next grade level, rather than have to repeat the entire year.

"We want to make sure parents don't fall back on that, to insist their children do go to summer school because we would hate for misinformation to be out there and their children be held back when they could have just gone to summer school," says J. C. Cunningham of the Citizens Action Group. 

The 8th grade course will begin June fourth at J. L. Newburn. The 5th and third grade course will begin June second at G. Nunn Elementary.

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