Georgia School Tests

ATLANTA (AP) _ It's no surprise how Georgia students performed on state-mandated exams this year.

The state has been warning parents for weeks about failing scores on sixth- and seventh-grade social studies and eighth-grade math tests. The official Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests scores released by state education officials Tuesday confirm that students did not perform well in subjects where there was a harder curriculum and tougher test this year.

But scores did improve in many areas where students had taken two or more years of the new curriculum.