Department of Education released official district and school-level results on
the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests on June 23, 2008
parents and students have been debating these tests since preliminary statewide
scores showed large numbers of students failed the eighth-grade math test and
social studies exams for grades six and seven.
school students in grades 1-8 are required to take the CRCT in reading, English and math. Students in
grades 3-8 also take science and social studies exams.
Third-graders must pass the reading exam for promotion.
Students in grades five and eight must pass the reading and math tests for
If 10 or
less students took a test, the scores from those tests are listed as
law, Georgia public school students are
supposed to pass math and reading Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests in
grades 5 and 8, and reading in grade 3. But an analysis by The Atlanta
Journal-Constitution found most
schools promoted the majority of students who did not pass the tests in 2006 and
Here is the
percentage of failing students promoted by school and by school
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