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District sees improvement in school-level CRCT scores
by Adam Elrod
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July 24, 2013 09:51 AM | 1198 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
With the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test numbers in for each school, Paulding County School District has found the majority of schools beat the state in all grade levels and subjects.

The CRCT tests third- through eighth-grade students in the areas of math, science, social studies, reading and English and language arts.

Director of Student Assessment Jason Gregaydis said the district has increased the passing percentage over last year in all subjects, and has increased in state rankings.

“Additionally in looking at trend data over the past two years, our schools that are currently below the state average are making significant improvements over the previous year’s scores and closing the gap between themselves and the state averages,” he said.

High-scoring elementary and middle schools are Shelton Elementary and McClure Middle School, both of which scored between 90 percent and 100 percent in every subject in every grade, according to the scores released by the Georgia Department of Education.

“Reading overall, in general, is one of our top subjects,” Gregaydis said.

The district’s reading averages were higher than the state in all grade levels.

Title I schools – defined as schools with high numbers or percentages of low-income families – typically score lower on exams than non-Title I schools.

“I think if you take the time to look at our Title I schools in particular, you’ll be able to see that a number of our Title I schools are performing above the state average and in many cases above our district average in some or all subjects,” Gregaydis said.

Union Elementary is a Title I school, and it scored in the 90 percentile in most areas in every grade.
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