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Principal encourages students to practice tests
Scotty Hattaway
Scotty Hattaway is principal of Long County High School. - photo by File photo

Long County High School Principal Scotty Hattaway is encouraging students to check out the practice tests that are available online.  
Hattaway said that the practice site, sponsored by the Georgia Department of Education, allows students to see what online testing is like.
“The items on the demonstration tests are general and are organized into three grade bands, grades three through five, six through eight, and high school,” he said, adding that the content areas are English-language arts, mathematics, science and social studies.  
Hattaway said that even though the tests are good practice for students, they do not represent the specific grade-level content that students learn daily in their classrooms.
The principal said he also encourages parents and guardians to check out the site so that they can see how kids will be tested.
At the March 10 Long County High School Board of Education meeting, it was reported that all Long County schools would be conducting state tests by 2020.  According to school system Chief of Staff Glenn Purcell, this year 30 percent of the students will test online; by 2017, 80 percent will test; and in 2020, all state tests will be done online.
The practice-test site is located at

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