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YouScience

In fiscal year 2018, the State of Georgia adopted the YouScience platform to help students understand their unique interests and aptitudes. The YouScience platform is available to all public schools in Georgia. The initial fiscal year 2018 YouScience implementation focused on high school students. In fiscal year 2019, Georgia adopted YouScience's middle school career exploration tool.

YouScience has the unique ability to assess both student interest and aptitude, which helps match students to more pathway and career options and increases the percentage of students who are college and career ready. The system uncovers students’ talents to create a larger, more diverse workforce. YouScience implementation at the middle school level meets the Bridge Bill’s requirement that eighth-grade students shall develop an individual graduation plan based on their academic skills, career-oriented aptitudes, and career interests.

During the 2018-2019 school year, Georgia students completed nearly 100,000 YouScience assessments.

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High School YouScience Completers Map

High School YouScience Completions

In the 2018-2019 school year, high school students completed 66,265 assessments in 149 school districts. The figure to the left compares the number of high school assessments completed to the 10th grade fall enrollment in the 2018-2019 school year.

Note: The percentage of some school districts for high school completers was over 100%. YouScience can be administered to high school students in any grade. 10th grade enrollment was used to aid in analysis. The completers map aims to demonstrate the relative level of implementation across every Georgia school district.
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YouScience Test Map

Middle School YouScience Completions

In the 2018-2019 school year, middle school students completed 32,719 assessments in 77 school districts. The figure to the left compares the number of middle school assessments completed to the 8th grade fall enrollment in the 2018-2019 school year.

Source: YouScience and the Georgia Department of Education

Note: No data were reported for school districts with less than 10 students completing the assessment.