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Schools receive grades

By By SHERRY DIGMON
Advance Staff Writer
Escambia County school students did well on the Stanford Achievement Test (SAT) overall.
Locally, Escambia County Middle School moved from alert 1 to clear status.
Powell was referring to Escambia County High School which remained in alert.
Powell is confident the school will move to clear for two reasons n he's encouraged by the hard work of the faculty, staff and students, but he's also encouraged by a recent action by the State Department of Education.
The state will use the graduation exam as its accountability measure for high schools in the state, meaning that Alabama's 10th- and 11th-grade students will no longer be required to take the SAT.
Recently the graduation exam administered by the state of Alabama was revised, making the test more difficult to pass than in previous years. However, Powell said, high school students score higher on the graduation exam than on the SAT.
Individual school scores will be published in a future edition of The Advance.