State: Georgia students make gains on CRCT tests
by Associated Press Wire
June 25, 2013 02:28 PM | 794 views | 2 2 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print

ATLANTA (AP) — State education officials say students in Georgia's elementary and middle schools improved on most of the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests -- or CRCTs -- taken this year.

The state Department of Education released statewide results of the 2013 standardized tests on Tuesday.

Agency officials say the results show 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 saw increases in the "exceeds performance" rating on 24 of the 30 content areas.

State School Superintendent John Barge said in a statement that the results show consistent progress by Georgia students.

State officials say school-level CRCT results will be available no later than July 10.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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Cobbmomof2
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June 26, 2013
Wow! Those Common Core standards really caused a problem with CRCT scores. Scores went UP after they were adopted. Please Tea Party members tell me again how bad Common Core is for Cobb County.
Skewed
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July 02, 2013
I can tell you that this does not mean scores went up. The state plays with the numbers every year. An 800 is required to pass but it may be the kids only have to know 50% of the test or they can change it to 48% of the test. Either way, the kids basically don't know anything if they are making under an 850!
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