CRCT results show more improvement
by the Cherokee Tribune staff
July 15, 2010 12:00 AM | 1481 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Cherokee County School District's full results on the Georgia Criterion Referenced Competency Tests show more improvement than the initial report released in May.

The district on Wednesday released the scores for students in the first, second, fourth, sixth and seventh grades.

Results for the third, fifth and eighth grades were released in May, as the scores for the reading and math sections are used to help determine whether students should be promoted.

The statewide test is administered every spring to all students in the first through eighth grades.

The data is used to determine whether district schools will make Adequate Yearly Progress under the federal No Child Left Behind provisions.

The results released on Wednesday show increases in most subjects and grades, with upticks across the board for the fourth, sixth and seventh grades.

"These results from each school are significant and evidence of the hard work being done in the Cherokee County School District community by students, teachers, administrators and parents to ensure quality schools," county Superintendent of Schools Dr. Frank Petruzielo said.

The scores from the previous school year are in parentheses.

For district first-grade students, 96 percent met or exceeded standards in reading (up from 95), 93 percent met or exceeded language arts standards (up from 91) and 91 percent met or exceeded standards in math (unchanged).

For second-grade students, 96 percent met or exceeded standards in reading (unchanged), 92 percent met or exceeded standards in language arts (down from 93) and 93 percent met or exceeded standards in math (unchanged).

Ninety-six percent of fourth-grade students met or exceeded standards in reading (up from 94), 95 percent met or exceeded standards in language arts (up from 93), 86 percent met or exceeded standards in math (up from 83), 90 percent met or exceeded science standards (up from 89) and 86 percent met or exceeded social studies standards (up from 84).

County sixth-grade students also performed well on the statewide exam. Ninety-seven percent met or exceeded reading standards (up from 95), 96 met or exceeded language arts standards (up from 94), 88 percent met or exceeded math standards (up from 87), 86 percent met or exceeded science standards (up from 82) and 79 percent met or exceeded social studies standards (not counted for the previous year).

Ninety-six percent of seventh-grade students met or exceeded reading and language arts standards (up from 95), 94 percent met or exceeded math standards (up from 93), 90 percent met or exceeded science standards (up from 87) and 84 percent met or exceeded social studies standards (not counted for the previous year).

The results for third-, fifth- and eighth-graders released in May showed improvement in reading across the board, with mixed results in other subjects.

Ninety-seven percent of third-grade students met or exceeded reading standards (up from 96), 95 percent met or exceeded standards in language arts (up from 94), 87 percent met or exceeded standards in math (down from 88), 91 percent met or exceeded standards in science (up from 90) and 88 percent met or exceeded standards in social studies (unchanged).

For fifth-graders, 95 percent met or exceeded standards in reading (up from 92), 94 percent met or exceeded standards in language arts (down from 95), 87 percent met or exceeded standards in math (down from 88), 86 percent met or exceeded standards in science (up from 85) and 80 percent met or exceeded social studies (down from 83).

For eighth-grade students, 98 percent met or exceeded reading standards (up from 97), 96 percent met or exceeded the language arts standards (up from 95), 85 percent met or exceeded the math standards (up from 83), 79 percent met or exceeded science standards (down from 83) and 81 percent met or exceeded social studies standards (up from 78).
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