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Wednesday May 27th, 2015 6:05PM

State releases school-by-school CRCT results

By Staff
ATLANTA - The state Department of Education (DOE) has released school-by-school CRCT results following the release a couple of weeks ago of state and school system data.

Students in grades 3-8 in Georgia's public schools take the test each year.

When the earlier data was release, state education officials said it showed improvements on most of the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests, or CRCTs, taken this year.

DOE said the results showed a one-year improvement in the percentage of students meeting and exceeding standards on 18 of the 30 content-area tests, no change on seven tests and decreases on five tests.

Also, students statewide saw increases in the "exceeds performance'' rating on 24 of the 30 content areas.

The school-by-school breakdown which was released Tuesday, can be accessed by clicking on the link below.

At the time the earlier data was released, the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for the Gainesville City School System, Jamey Moore, said "Over the past three years, we've seen our percentages of students meeting and exceeding, trending up in all of our content areas. In reading we've gone up four percent, in language arts we've gone up six percent., math we've gone up three percent, science we've gone up eight percent and in social studies we've gone up 14 percent."

"We're still looking at our scores as compared with the state and know that there is some areas we want to continue to gain in, but it's great to watch to scores go up," Moore continued. "We're very thankful for the work that the teachers have done and the leaders have done in the system to continue these trends."

At the same time, Hall County School System Assistant Supt. Eloise Barron said Hall County met or exceeded 25 out of the 30 categories.

"If you look at pass rates, Hall County Middle Schools out performed the state in 10 of 15 categories," said Dr. Barron, "those scores were within 6/10th of a point in each of the remaining five, so in the five other areas we were very close to the state average."

Barron also said the math program in Hall schools had shot far above average. "The sixth and seventh grade math pass rates are well above the state average by about 4 points in both sixth and seventh grade."
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