Dr. John Barge
"The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) has heard from a number of districts and schools concerning the Coordinate Algebra EOCT results. We understand that student achievement, as indicated by the scores, is less than desired. It is important, however, to remember that this is our first assessment that has been specifically designed to send a clear signal of college and career readiness. These results reflect the increased rigor of the content standards as well as the increased expectations for student achievement and are not unlike other indicators of college and career readiness for our state."
The main areas where students struggled include:
- Representing functions/equations as graphs or words: understanding what they mean and generalizing interpretations
- Using tables: equations representing relationships, conclusions, and specifying data (generalized), extending findings from the table; generalizing the interpretation of results
- Geometry and the coordinate plane: graphing, applying geometric shapes, and transformation using the coordinate plane
- Exponents, especially functions with time change and graphing and interpreting them