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Most local schools improve on CRCT compared to 2011-12
by Everett Catts
July 09, 2013 08:53 PM | 3773 views | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend | print
In the 2012-13 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.

Of the seven Atlanta Public Schools in the Buckhead area taking the test, three 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 worse than 2011-12, including a 23.5-point drop in math. But all of its fourth- and fifth-grade scores were higher than last year. At Brandon Elementary, students exceeded last year’s scores in all but two of the 15 categories. Garden Hills Elementary showed improvement in only six of 15 categories compared to 2011-12.

Jackson Elementary, which led all schools with four 100 percent scores, tied or improved last year’s marks in all but two categories, third-grade math and fifth-grade social studies. E. Rivers Elementary improved on last year’s scores in only six categories but its third-graders scored higher than in 2011-12 in all five subjects, including two 100 percent marks. Smith Elementary’s students scored below last year’s scores in all but two categories. At Sutton Middle, students scored higher than in 2011-12 in all but one category, seventh-grade English/language arts.

In Cobb County Schools serving Vinings, Teasley Elementary and Campbell Middle students each improved in all but three categories compared to last year, and Teasley scored 100 percent on third-grade reading.

In Fulton County Schools serving Sandy Springs, only one school, Heards Ferry Elementary, had a 100 percent score (its was in third-grade reading).

Heards Ferry showed improvement in 10 categories compared to 2011-12. At Dunwoody Springs Elementary, all of its scores were worse than last year except fifth-grade reading. At High Point Elementary, eight of its 15 categories showed improvement over 2011-12. Ison Springs Elementary was the only area school to see upward strides in all subjects compared to last year. Students at Lake Forest Elementary fared better than 2011-12 in only two categories, fifth-grade math and social studies. At Spalding Drive Elementary, students improved on last year’s scores in nine subjects. At Woodland Elementary, students fared better in 12 categories.

Sandy Springs’ two middle schools also fared well. Ridgeview Charter showed improvement in 10 subjects compared to last year, and Sandy Springs Charter students fared better than in 2011-12 in nine categories.

State and district-wide scores were released June 25. Click here for that article.

Georgia, along with all other states, will soon be required to significantly increase the rigor and cut scores of all state assessments.

The CRCT measures how well students acquire the skills and knowledge described in the Georgia Performance Standards. This information is used to diagnose strengths and weaknesses of instruction in those standards and to gauge the quality of education throughout Georgia.

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.

CRCT scores

The percentage of students that met or exceeded state standards on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test during the 2012-13 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    87.1    71.8    50.6    61.6    69.8

4    89.0    84.9    83.6    76.0    76.0

5    90.0    92.0    88.0    67.3    71.2

Morris Brandon

3    100    99.5    96.7    96.8    99.5

4    98.9    98.3    97.7    98.3    99.4

5    99.4    99.4    99.4    98.8    98.2

Garden Hills

3    91.8    90.7    74.2    77.3    85.6

4    92.9    88.9    80.8    86.0    83.8

5    90.0    87.8    81.2    74.3    73.0

Warren T. Jackson

3    100    100    94.0    96.7    99.3

4    100    100    99.4    96.5    97.1

5    97.6    99.2    96.9    95.4    96.2

E. Rivers

3    100    97.7    93.2    96.6    100

4    92.1    88.1    81.4    77.9    75.5

5    93.7    94.8    88.7    80.8    83.7

Sarah R. Smith

3    96.5    96.6    83.9    88.3    93.2

4    98.4    97.9    92.0    91.1    91.6

5    96.9    97.5    97.5    93.8    94.4

Middle Schools

Gr.    R    E/LA    Math    Sci.    Soc.

Sutton

6    98.2    96.5    90.2    86.5    88.7

7    97.3    94.9    92.3    89.5    85.3

8    98.6    97.6    88.2    80.2    87.8

Cobb County Schools

Elementary Schools

Gr.    R    E/LA    Math    Sci.    Soc.

Teasley

3    100    94.0    94.0    89.8    96.6

4    97.9    99.0    89.9    92.8    88.7

5    98.8    98.8    95.1    86.0    89.5

Middle Schools

Gr.    R    E/LA    Math    Sci.    Soc.

Campbell

6    96.1    92.6    84.7    72.2    71.6

7    95.2    92.7    89.6    79.8    76.2

8    95.1    93.1    84.1    72.6    68.4

Fulton County Schools

Elementary Schools

Gr.    R    E/LA    Math    Sci.    Soc.

Dunwoody Springs

3    93.5    87.0    71.3    78.6    90.2

4    94.0    90.0    79.8    77.7    74.8

5    97.2    94.5    85.0    74.5    75.5

Heards Ferry

3    100    99.1    95.5    95.5    98.2

4    96.6    95.3    94.2    95.4    96.6

5    98.0    99.0    97.1    96.1    96.1

High Point

3    94.4    91.3    71.5    81.5    88.1

4    95.1    89.3    87.6    87.9    80.0

5    97.0    94.1    89.6    74.3    81.5

Ison Springs

3    96.3    90.6    79.6    81.1    87.2

4    96.7    96.6    91.1    92.8    85.4

5    97.8    96.6    89.9    77.7    68.8

Lake Forest

3    87.0    78.7    75.4    69.6    82.0

4    86.2    85.5    80.4    78.8    69.0

5    84.8    90.2    77.8    67.2    79.3

Spalding Drive

3    96.5    91.2    89.7    87.9    89.5

4    96.2    92.4    92.4    91.4    86.4

5    96.3    92.7    86.8    81.0    82.8

Woodland

3    96.7    91.1    75.6    80.3    87.2

4    97.6    94.4    90.6    85.7    84.0

5    93.0    90.4    90.4    83.1    85.5

Middle Schools

Gr.    R    E/LA    Math    Sci.    Soc.

Ridgeview Charter

6    97.5    94.1    74.3    70.3    81.6

7    93.9    91.9    82.2    83.7    84.7

8    96.6    93.2    77.6    70.2    79.0

Sandy Springs Charter

6    96.1    87.2    81.3    67.1    78.7

7    97.5    95.7    92.0    88.5    86.7

8    96.4    93.8    75.9    73.9    70.3

Key

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

Online: www.gadoe.org.
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