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Graduation test tutoring offered online
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State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox has announced a free, online remediation course for high school students to help them pass the science and/or social studies portion of the Georgia High School Graduation Test. Registration for the courses has begun.
Free online ExPreSS (Exam Preparation for Science and Social Studies) will be offered by the Georgia Department of Education online to all high school students and certificate of attendance recipients who were unsuccessful on or who have not yet taken the science and/or social studies GHSGT.
The GaDOE offered the ExPreSS program last summer in schools throughout the state and saw tremendous results. Students in the program had an overall retest pass rate of 68 percent — more than double the previous year’s pass rate on GHSGT retests in science and social studies.
“With the success we saw in our ExPreSS program over the summer, we knew we needed to offer it again and make an online version available to even more students,” Cox said. “Free online ExPreSS will also help financially-strapped school districts that may not have the resources to provide extra help to high school students in preparing for the GHSGT.”
Science and social studies are the two GHSGTs that Georgia students fail most often. The tutoring has self-paced units based on the instructional plans created for the summer program.
Students can create their own registration account using their test number. Detailed instructions for creating this account and locating a GTID number is provided on the ExPreSS website:
This year’s summer program is scheduled for June 14-25. To get more information, visit
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