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County beats state on all but two CRCT tests
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July 09, 2014 09:48 AM | 2922 views | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Fulton County beat the state results in all grades and all areas of the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests according to results released last month by the Georgia Department of Education, except for matching the state in seventh-grade social studies and coming in one-tenth of a percentage point below in eighth-grade social studies.

The percentage of Georgia’s eighth-graders exceeding standards in all CRCT tests increased this year, including an 8 percent increase in reading.

Students took the CRCT for the last time this year. Beginning next year, all students in grades 3 to 8 will take the Georgia Milestones.

The new testing system is one consistent program across grades 3 to 12, rather than a series of individual tests.

It will include open-ended questions to gauge students’ content mastery better and, with some exceptions for special education students with specific testing accommodations, will be administered entirely online by the fifth year of implementation.

Georgia Milestones will be aligned to the Common Core Georgia performance standards in English language arts and mathematics and Georgia performance standards in science and social studies.

This testing system will require more from students than the CRCT and end of courst tests it replaces, in order to prepare students better for college and career and to provide a more realistic picture of academic progress.

“These increased expectations for learning may mean initially lower scores than previous year CRCT or EOCT scores, but that is to be expected and should bring Georgia tests in line with other indicators of how our students are performing,” department spokesman Matt Cardoza said in a statement.

Individual school scores will be released Thursday. 

Met or exceeded

reading ELA math science social

Grade 3

State 92.3 88.5 80.7 77.1 83.7

Fulton 94.1 91.0 84.3 80.7 84.1

Grade 4

State 93.6 88.7 81.7 80.9 81.2

Fulton 94.3 89.9 84.9 82.5 80.5

Grade 5

State 94.8 94.7 87.7 81.9 80.7

Fulton 95.7 95.3 90.7 84.0 81.5

Grade 6

State 97.2 91.8 84.1 75.1 79.8

Fulton 97.6 93.2 85.1 75.9 80.1

Grade 7

State 94.7 93.9 87.6 84.2 83.5

Fulton 95.8 95.4 88.9 85.8 83.5

Grade 8

State 97.0 94.5 81.5 77.9 80.6

Fulton 97.6 95.4 83.3 79.5 80.5

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