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Ohio, Monongalia Counties Tops in English, Math Test Scores


Preliminary results of 2016 standardized tests show students in Ohio and Monongalia counties led the way in English and math.

The scores released Wednesday by the state Department of Education show 58 percent of Ohio County students were proficient in English language arts, compared with 57 percent in Monongalia County. The state average was 47 percent.

In math, Monongalia County students were best with 43 percent proficiency, compared with Ohio County’s 40 percent. The statewide average was 30 percent.

Jefferson and Grant counties had the top science proficiency scores at 47 percent. Doddridge County was next at 46 percent. The average statewide was 36 percent.

Science tests were administered to students in grades 4, 6 and 10. Math and English tests were administered to students in grades 3 through 11.