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. ~take on the sooneto-be- vétielcls. and road Work. . ’v lPr‘esiolenif; rump 'loVesg July 17, 2019 By Diane Glidewell I news©mymcrnet I: Monroe County students :yOTE no to (TSPLOS'I') on not only scored substani gilllov. 5! votes: 13 “ tially above the state ” g. . . average in almost If y“Rlcl<etsonl The GOP .- f “1 I h, h every areaintest lag.” j m°r° '9 results released h oun when you helped b the st te l t 5‘ ‘lect Trump. Ralston's y k a as ,ctions are‘por tor the Wee they also ;~oourse. votes: 3 teSted above the 3 ‘ scores of Monroe Jim Hedges is spende County students last 1 ing thiscounty broke. year. iseml ll"; |l° fl‘bum :7 Assistant Superintendent I Sling; c063” E22" Alicia Elder presented the I He is a waste of our tax testmg “Sinks to, the Board donor5_ votes: 7 of Education at its July 9 meeting. Results for individ- ual school systems have not flilonroe BOE superin- been released publicly, yet; Mendant receives a raise go increase salary to so Monroe County scores year be compared 3pc- ifgarspflessimlfilm's” cifically with other school :ring ome enoug to . . . figpporf the family. Give distrlcts, but the state did Whoée that o the work Compare Monroe county are payllll votes; 6 Math MddleGeorgla RESA, « I which includes eight SC 001 gyperica the ,Beaugéo districts: Monroe, Jasper, v I ; aloorts 1,000, ones, Bibb, Crawford, fiche/mt andlnlbws Peach, Houston and Twiggs. In the Milestones tests sgwhgfir which gr 3rd-5m(grades M01252: 3;»ch “lawns ms? ounty stu ents excee e fgveryono that attends both the State and RESA fliHURCH had better vote scores by more than 10 Per‘ :31 including those. cent in every content area, «Who; do not believe in' English language arts and VGIan- We leCl I" II“? math for 3rd and 4th grade name of Jesus. votes: 6 and English language arts) math, science and social “0‘” can day Sm” studies for 5th grade. For ex- out so great and end so badly? votes: 6 ample, in 3rd grade EngliSh ‘ I ‘ language arts, 81 percent of The border has been Monroe County test takers ignored by many past , had passing scores com- administrations. pared to percent the “‘3 “‘9” lhe bud" state and 68 percent in the now, IS the fault of the’ Democrats. They saw the’caravans of immi~ RESA. In 5th grade sci- “ ence, 86 percent of Monroe grants coming through county teSt takers passed Mexico headed towards compared to 70 Percent in our. borderricmcl refused . the state and 66 percent in to do anything about it; the RESA. other than blame Trump. Elder sajd Monroe ,_ V9185: 5 County Schools focus on . the‘weighted scores. The f. as weighted scores take into {thumb i’s' 50‘s; gauche“: ‘ r 1 account how many students fighte- vofe‘si 5 . scgre in the upper levels of - « the three levels of scores that IWhat adults? Every time» I I check in on this vent fall I see are a bunch of : Trump baby wannabes :whining about stutt they are considered passing. The weighted scores are the basis for the school system’s report card from the state. Monroe , v g County also exceeded the i made “'0' vale; g state and RESA weighted i pad extra money *0 , scores by 10 percent or more E get 15 moreminutes of in all areas at the elementary vfirew’orks? It was less level. t . ‘ :than lQmInutes. Come on man! votes: 5 8 u l : People who moved here I posting in the vent? YES because the ones born fhere are like stagnant :water, Haven't “rowed” gin ages. votes: .4 ‘ Hopefully all the High g Falls methrheads will ‘ i i created “Campground i n ‘ :ot Tiny Houses soon to . r the located on Hwy. 87 ‘ I in Juliette. It any of you : ‘ lneod a ride, I'll drive / « I you. votes: 4 l k 2 Why do Georgia schools 2 start back at the hottest", {time either year? Doesn't f it Cost more money to ' ‘ gkeep the buildings cool; ‘ ‘ g in this‘heat? Criminal???" 5 sense shodld’téll<yo“u..‘.oh,; . gneverminol. votes: 4 ‘ im°v“°”‘“’w'y' “Certified Roof Cleaning” l: GET RID'OF: 57] Moss Hope y‘all are ready to. Named iobsmglwgm Tile and Metal Roofsll" Iterhouses; orchards; I iThoseliobo may be “ ».beneolth you, but the :“illegols" you hate were, ' 41a py to how them. :votos: 4 , ..n€wléet‘s§l°r; land immigrants. He ‘oloe {not like the 935i! ones 2 women, m Black Streaks m Algae Lichens ‘ Your largest investment is most likely your home, the roof is a large part of that. So, when it. comes to protecting and maintaining it, trust the professionals at Gleam Power Washing! Our roof cleaning service includes a soft wash treatment that terminates all infestations and restores the look of yourShingle, In Monroe County 83 percent of 3rd graders tested as reading at or above grade level compared to 73 percent of 3rd graders in the state and 70 percent of 3rd . graders in RESA. 81 * percent of Mon— \_ roe County 4th " graders tested as reading at or above grade level compared to 64 percent of 4th graders in the state and 62 percent in RESA. For Monroe County 5th graders, 86 percent were reading at or above grade level com— pared to 73 percent in both the state and RESA. At Monroe County Middle School, 73 percent of 6th graders are reading at or above grade level; 84 percent of 7th graders and 82 percent of 8th graders are reading at or above grade level. All percentages are more than 10 percent above the state and RESA averages. The high school mea- sure of reading level is taken from the 9th grade literature/composition and American literature/com— position classes. 83 percent of Monroe County students passed the 9th grade test, compared to 78 percent in the state and 68 percent in RESA. For American Literature, the Monroe County percentage was 76 compared to 71 percent in the state and 60 percent in RESA. In a comparison of reading scores in Monroe County from 2015 to 2019, 3rd grade percentages were 81, 83, 85, 82 and 83. For 4th grade reading on or above grade level, the percentages were 69, 70, 72, 71 and 81 this year. For 5th grade, the percentages were 71, 77, 80, 75-and 86. For 6th grade, percentages over the last five years were 72, 67, 68, 72 and 73. The progression in 7th grade was from 65 to 76, 76, 73 and 84. The 8th grade percentages over the last five years have been 70, 75, 80, 79 and 82. For 9th grade literature/ composition, the reading on or above grade level percentages are 64, 75, 85, 87 and 83, and for American Literature, which is usually , Reporter Monroe County test scores best state again a .l an 11th grade course, the percentages have been 61, 71, 73, 76 and 76. Finally the report from the state showed the number of high school students who took Advanced Placement exams and the number who scored 3, 4, or 5 on them, which meant the students could receive college credit for them at colleges and universities. (Each col- lege/ university sets its own standard for giving credit for AP exams.) In 2019 Mary Persons students took 245 AP exams and received scores of 3 or above on 176 of them. Comparatively, Mary Persons students took 211 AP exams in 2018 and scored 3 or above on 136 of them, took 210 AP exams in 2017 and received a 3 or better on 107 of them, and took 205 AP exams in 2016 and scored 3 or higher on 100 of them. Board member Greg Head asked if School administra- tors felt block scheduling was causing any problem with math scores at the high school. Superintendent Dr. Mike Hickman said that had been one of the concerns in deciding whether to go to block scheduling, but there has not seemed to be any negative impact on scores since going to block sched- uling in August 2018. He said that having only four classes at a time has seemed to have a positive impact on math scores. He said the schools saw improvement from the first to second semester. Both Mary Persons and Monroe County Middle ‘School outperformed the state and RESA in 29 out of 32 areas. “We connect them if they struggle in math, but we will «9 s. ~ f\i. 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