By Sherri EllingtonPreliminary results show a marked improvement in standardized test scores for Lamar County schools. They were announced at the June 9 board of education meeting.For first time test takers, Georgia High School Graduation Test results showed a jump in math to 92%. Students passed English/language arts at a rate of 87%, social studies at 86% and science at 77%.”We’re not in the bottom any more,” said assistant superintendent Norma Greenwood. “I feel good about the results.”Numbers of students who made pass plus status were not yet available and the numbers did not include students who have retaken the test. Those who pass the GHSGT on the second try will be added to those percentages.”They can go up even higher,” said superintendent Dr. Bill Truby.