The number of Georgia students who flunked this year's high school graduation test rose by seven percentage points.
Staff at Thomas County Central say their students scored higher this year than they did last year. The principal of the school says scores went up in all testing categories.
"The State of Georgia decided to do away with the graduation test starting with this year's junior class and it'll affect this year's 10th graders as well as this year's 9th graders," says Thomas County Central High School Principal Joe Sharp.
Principal Sharp says he's happy about the test being tossed out.