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Most local schools improve on CRCT compared to 2012-13
by Everett Catts
July 08, 2014 06:32 PM | 1636 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
In the 2013-14 Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) school-by-school scores released Tuesday morning by the Georgia Department of Education, local schools had mostly positive results.

The test is administered to third- through eighth-graders in five categories: reading, English/language arts, math, science and social studies. Mirroring statewide scores, local schools' lowest marks were in math, science and social studies.

Of the seven Atlanta Public Schools in the Buckhead area taking the test, two had 100 percent of their students meet or exceed state standards on at least one portion of the test.

At Bolton Academy, all of its third-grade scores were better than 2012-13. But all of its fourth- and fifth-grade scores were lower than or even with last year. At Brandon Elementary, students exceeded last year’s scores in only two of the 15 categories but was even with the 2012-13 scores in three. It had one 100 percent score and no scores below 93 percent. Garden Hills Elementary showed improvement in 11 of 15 categories compared to last year.

Jackson Elementary, which had one 100 percent score and none below 94 percent, tied or improved on last year’s marks in eight categories. E. Rivers Elementary improved on last year’s scores in only six categories. Smith Elementary’s students scored above the 2012-13 marks in eight categories. At Sutton Middle, students scored lower than in 2011-12 in only three categories: sixth-grade reading and eighth-grade English/language arts and science.

In Cobb County Schools serving Vinings, Teasley Elementary improved in only three categories compared to last year but Campbell Middle had scores above 2012-13 in seven categories.

In Fulton County Schools serving Sandy Springs, only one school, Heards Ferry Elementary, had a 100 percent score. Heards Ferry, which had no scores below 91 percent, showed improvement in only six categories compared to 2011-12, but its fourth-graders increased scores in all five categories.

At Dunwoody Springs Elementary, scores went up in 12 categories, with each grade improving in all but one category. At High Point Elementary, nine of its 15 categories were better than or even with 2012-13. Its third-graders showed improvement in all five categories but its fourth-graders had lower scores in all five.

Ison Springs Elementary, the only local school to see upward strides in all subjects in 2012-13 compared to the previous year, improved its scores in only two categories this year compared to 2012-13. Students at Lake Forest Elementary fared better than 2012-13 in only six categories, but its fifth-graders saw improvement in four subjects. At Spalding Drive Elementary, students improved on last year’s scores in 11 subjects, with the third- and fifth-graders each notching higher scores in all five categories. At Woodland Elementary, students fared better in seven categories, with its fifth-graders seeing improvement in four.

Sandy Springs’ two middle schools also fared well. Ridgeview showed improvement or was even in 10 subjects compared to last year, and Sandy Springs students fared better than in 2012-13 in eight categories, with its sixth-graders improving in all subjects.

Statewide and district-wide scores were released June 12 and 24, respectively.

State law requires that students in third, fifth, and eighth grade meet or exceed expectations on the CRCT in reading in order to be promoted. Fifth- and eighth-grade students also must meet or exceed expectations on the CRCT in math.

Students took the CRCT for the last time this year. Beginning in 2014-15, all students in grades three through eight will take the Georgia Milestones tests. The new testing system is one consistent program across grades three through 12, instead of a series of  individual exams.

CRCT scores

The percentage of students that met or exceeded state standards on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test during the 2013-14 school year. Due to state budget cuts, first- and second-graders did not take the test this year.

Atlanta Public Schools

Elementary Schools

Gr.    R    E/LA    Math    Sci.    Soc.

Bolton Academy

3    96.8    87.4    75.0    75.0    84.2

4    84.2    76.8    65.9    64.3    66.3

5    90.0    88.6    76.8    70.0    70.0

Morris Brandon

3    99.5    97.4    93.3    93.4    95.9

4    98.9    98.3    98.3    96.6    97.2

5    99.4    100    99.4    98.7    98.1

Garden Hills

3    95.8    91.7    90.6    79.2    80.2

4    94.0    90.2    85.0    78.2    76.7

5    96.3    97.6    88.8    88.4    89.4

Warren T. Jackson

3    99.3    99.3    98.7    98.7    99.3

4    98.6    99.3    94.5    94.6    97.3

5    99.4    100    98.7    95.0    96.3

E. Rivers

3    97.0    93.9    94.0    85.1    91.0

4    98.8    95.3    95.5    84.3    85.7

5    94.3    89.8    87.9    79.6    80.0

Sarah R. Smith

3    98.6    98.1    93.0    90.2    96.3

4    98.0    95.0    87.6    85.7    91.1

5    98.9    98.3    93.0    91.7    93.9

Middle Schools

Gr.    R    E/LA    Math    Sci.    Soc.

Sutton

6    98.9    94.8    85.8    84.2    88.3

7    96.1    96.3    91.8    88.2    84.8

8    98.4    98.1    85.6    84.1    87.5

Cobb County Schools

Elementary Schools

Gr.    R    E/LA    Math    Sci.    Soc.

Teasley

3    99.0    96.9    89.9    83.8    91.8

4    96.5    95.3    90.6    89.5    88.4

5    97.8    98.9    94.2    90.0    87.8

Middle Schools

Gr.    R    E/LA    Math    Sci.    Soc.

Campbell

6    98.3    92.4    79.5    70.7    71.0

7    93.4    92.1    85.4    74.0    77.2

8    97.5    94.2    77.0    73.3    77.8

Fulton County Schools

Elementary Schools

Gr.    R    E/LA    Math    Sci.    Soc.

Dunwoody Springs

3    94.2    91.7    82.5    78.7    88.5

4    98.9    93.1    85.9    73.3    80.0

5    97.9    93.7    88.2    84.5    81.4

Heards Ferry

3    98.1    97.2    91.7    90.7    92.6

4    100    96.9    96.1    96.9    96.8

5    98.8    98.8    96.5    94.2    94.2

High Point

3    97.3    92.9    89.4    86.1    90.3

4    84.7    81.4    75.4    68.6    73.5

5    92.5    98.0    93.2    88.0    81.5

Ison Springs

3    92.0    90.0    82.5    73.3    85.5

4    94.5    90.7    81.5    86.2    78.9

5    95.0    94.0    88.0    86.8    67.6

Lake Forest

3    87.1    85.7    72.7    66.7    72.8

4    83.2    75.7    76.8    71.5    65.7

5    87.1    91.5    78.0    68.3    75.6

Spalding Drive

3    97.5    95.0    90.0    90.0    91.3

4    98.0    96.0    86.3    78.4    82.0

5    97.3    94.7    94.7    88.0    92.0

Woodland

3    95.2    93.6    77.6    76.4    84.3

4    97.5    96.6    85.6    85.1    84.3

5    96.5    95.6    95.7    87.7    84.9

Middle Schools

Gr.    R    E/LA    Math    Sci.    Soc.

Ridgeview Charter

6    97.2    94.1    81.3    72.1    79.9

7    95.3    94.1    89.8    81.3    80.0

8    97.7    93.5    81.4    75.8    77.2

Sandy Springs Charter

6    97.9    94.4    87.1    69.1    84.1

7    93.0    94.0    83.2    81.6    80.6

8    95.7    95.0    79.3    72.2    72.9

Key

Gr.: grade; R: reading; E/LA: English/language arts, Sci: science, Soc.: social studies

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