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The Georgia Department of Education released Georgia Milestone testing results today and while scores were up, there’s still more work to be done.

Education officials say “academic recovery is underway,” but scores remain below pre-pandemic levels.

High school students, as well as those in grades 3-8, take the Georgia Milestones test each year as a way of evaluating student academic growth and achievement.

In a statement from the Georgia Department of Education, officials say normally test results would be used to assign A-to-F letter grades to schools, but that won’t happen for the third year in a row due to pandemic disruptions.

Richmond County School Superintendent Dr. Kenneth Bradshaw said, “We are already laser focused on taking action in our classrooms to advance student learning.  Over the last year, we have invested in new textbooks, technology access and support resources to help our children succeed.  With the support and partnership of our families and community we will see our students achieve at higher levels.”