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Henry schools earn 100s on final standardized test
by Noreen Cochran
July 23, 2014 01:38 PM | 3063 views | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Several Henry County schools earned perfect scores on the final Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests taken in April by students in grades three through eight.

All Tussahaw Elementary School third-grade test-takers met or exceeded standards in reading, an increase of nearly 4 percent from its 2013 score of 96.1.

The McDonough school toppled last year’s 100-percent achiever, East Lake Elementary.

East Lake, also in McDonough, fell nearly 10 points to 90.8 percent of students meeting or exceeding reading standards.

The school declined in fourth-grade English/language arts, scoring 97.5 this year compared to last year’s 100 percent.

It was still the highest ELA score in any of the 28 elementary schools’ fourth grades.

Pate’s Creek Elementary fourth-graders also lost the 2013 perfect score momentum, turning in a 97.1 in reading.

The new 100 percent champion spots were claimed in fourth-grade reading by Luella Elementary in Locust Grove and Rock Spring Elementary in McDonough.

Luella improved its score from 97.2 in 2013, while Rock Spring rose from 97.5 that same year.

Fifth-grade 100-percenters for 2014 are New Hope Elementary in Locust Grove, Red Oak and Woodland elementary schools, both in Stockbridge, and Wesley Lakes Elementary in McDonough.

Wesley Lakes scored 100 percent on fifth-grade English/language arts, up from 96.7 the year before.

New Hope, Red Oak and Woodland scored perfect numbers of fifth-graders meeting or exceeding standards in reading.

New Hope and Red Oak were up from 96.8 and 96, respectively, while Woodland maintained its perfection of 2013.

Likewise, Patrick Henry Middle sixth- and seventh-graders turned in 100 percent scores in meeting or exceeding reading standards, as they did last year.

The reading scores were the best in all sixth- and seventh-grade scores in the five areas tested, but the Stockbridge alternative school fell from first to worst in science.

Its 2014 sixth-grade score was 38.5, up from 34.8 in 2013; seventh-grade was 52.6, down from 55.8 the year before.

The sole eighth-grade 100-percenters were from Woodland Middle in Stockbridge, where their reading scores rose from 98.6 in 2013.

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.


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