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read­ing and 45 per­cent of those stu­dents passed the CRCT; 420 stu­dents took the math por­tion again and 28.3 per­cent passed. There were 105 eighth grade stu­dents who were re-tested in read­ing and 53.3 per­cent passed; 493 were tested in math again and 29.6 per­cent of those stu­dents passed the CRCT the sec­ond time around.

“ We are hop­ing that the ad­di­tional num­ber of stu­dents pass­ing the CRCT dur­ing the sum­mer retests will change the sta­tus for some of our schools that did not orig­i­nally meet AYP this year,” said NCSS Di­rec­tor of Pub­lic Re- la­tions Sherri Viniard. “ That could also have a pos­i­tive im­pact on the district’s AYP sta­tus as well. Of course our goal is to ul­ti­mately have 100 per­cent of our stu­dents pass­ing all of the tests and that is what we will con­tin­u­ally strive for.”

When CRCT scores came out orig­i­nally, New­ton County as a whole did not meet Ad­e­quate Yearly Progress (AYP), and Mid­dle Ridge Ele­men­tary, Fic­quett Ele­men­tary, Liv­ingston Ele­men­tary, Chal­lenge Char­ter Academy, Cousins Mid­dle, Cle­ments Mid­dle and In­dian Creek Mid­dle schools all failed to meet AYP. Cousins’ AYP scores flowed to the newly opened Lib­erty Mid­dle School. Scores from stu­dents who took the CRCT tests again over the sum­mer could po­ten­tially al­low schools that may have failed AYP to pass.

Ad­di­tion­ally, 137 stu­dents took the Ge­or­gia High School Grad­u­a­tion Test ( GHSGT) over again. In lan­guage arts, 61 stu­dents took the test again and 37.7 per­cent of those passed; 35 stu­dents were re-tested in math and 40 per­cent of those passed; 66 stu­dents were re-tested in sci­ence and 30 per­cent of those passed; and in so­cial stud­ies, 67 stu­dents were re-tested and 29.8 per­cent of those stu­dents passed.

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