Grade-level CRCT scores re­leased

The Covington News - - LOCAL - KAYLA ROBINS krobins@cov­news.com

School- and grade-level Ge­or­gia Cri­te­rion Ref­er­enced Com­pe­tency Test (CRCT) scores were re­leased by the Ge­or­gia Depart­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion Tues­day, show­ing pos­i­tive in­creases in both el­e­men­tary and mid­dle school re­sults for the 2013-2014 school year.

A New­ton County School Sys­tem (NCSS) press re­lease stated its district’s schools showed im­prove­ment “not only on the pass rates of the in­di­vid­ual sub­jects tested but also on the num­ber of stu­dents mov­ing from the meets cat­e­gory to ex­ceeds cat­e­gory on these tests.”

Stu­dents are given a scaled score demon­strat­ing whether they did not meet, met or ex­ceeded the stan­dards es­tab­lished by the state’s stan­dard­ized test­ing sys­tem.

“We con­tinue to show marked im­prove­ment in our pass rate,” said NCSS Su­per­in­ten­dent Samantha Fuhrey. “The data not only show that we are in­creas­ing the per­cent­age of stu­dents who ‘meet the stan­dard,’ but we are also in­creas­ing the per­cent­age of stu­dents who ‘ex­ceed the stan­dard.’ This is a tes­ta­ment to the fo­cused work of our teach­ers, lead­ers, staff, and stu­dents.

“While our scores do not re­flect where we want to be, we are headed in the right di­rec­tion. Our goal is to meet or ex­ceed state av­er­ages on each and ev­ery ad­min­is­tered as­sess­ment. The 2014-2015 school year will en­tail in­creased rigor and ex­pec­ta­tions for all stu­dents in grades 3-8 as they will face a new as­sess­ment in the Ge­or­gia Mile­stone As­sess­ment Sys­tem that will re­quire deeper un­der­stand­ing of the con­tent. Our stu­dents will ben­e­fit greatly from con­tin­ued sup­port from their fam­i­lies and our com­mu­nity as they pre­pare to do their very best work on the Ge­or­gia Mile­stones End-of-Grade (EOG) as­sess­ments in the spring of 2015.”

East New­ton El­e­men­tary

Ac­cord­ing to NCSS data, pass rates were above the state aver­age on all test sub­jects, and third-graders showed in­creased pass rates in four of the five test­ing cat­e­gories (read­ing, English lan­guage arts, math, sci­ence, so­cial stud­ies).

All fourth-grade scores were above the state aver­age. Fourth-graders also in­creased their pass rate in so­cial stud­ies and main­tained their pass rate in sci­ence.

Fifth-graders showed pass rates above the state aver­age in all cat­e­gories and an in­creased pass rate in so­cial stud­ies.

Fairview El­e­men­tary

Third-graders sur­passed the state aver­age pass rate in sci­ence and posted in­creased pass rates in three of the five test­ing cat­e­gories.

Fourth-graders matched the state so­cial stud­ies pass rate and in­creased their pass rate in read­ing.

Fifth-graders in­creased their pass rate in sci­ence.

Flint Hill El­e­men­tary

Third-graders matched the state pass rate in English lan­guage arts and sur­passed the state pass rates in sci­ence and so­cial stud­ies. They also in­creased their pass rates from the 2013 school year in four of the five test­ing cat­e­gories.

Fourth-graders posted pass rates be­low the state aver­age in all sub­jects and did not im­prove their rates.

Fifth-graders showed pass rates above the state aver­age in so­cial stud­ies and equal to the state aver­age in sci­ence. They also in­creased pass rates in all sub­ject ar­eas.

Heard-Mixon El­e­men­tary

Third-graders posted pass rates above the state aver­age in four of the five test­ing ar­eas and in­creased pass rates in the same four ar­eas from 2013 scores.

Fourth-graders sur­passed the state aver­age pass rates in all sub­jects and in­creased pass rates in read­ing.

Fifth-graders sur­passed the state in English lan­guage arts and in­crease their pass rate in sci­ence.

Live Oak El­e­men­tary

Third-grades matched the state aver­age in so­cial stud­ies and in­creased pass rates in all sub­ject ar­eas.

Fourth- and fifth-graders scored be­low the state on all sub­jects and did not in­crease in any sub­jects.

Liv­ingston El­e­men­tary

Third-graders equaled the state in read­ing and in­creased pass rates in read­ing and math.

Fourth-graders scored be­low the state in all sub­jects and did not in­crease pass rates in any sub­ject.

Fifth graders showed pass rates above the state aver­age in read­ing and English lan­guage arts and showed in­creases in pass rates in both sub­jects.

Mans­field El­e­men­tary

Third-graders out­paced the state in all sub­jects and im­proved pass rates in four of the five test­ing sub­jects.

Fourth-graders scored above the state pass rate in math, sci­ence and so­cial stud­ies.

Fifth-graders scored pass rates above the state in all sub­jects and in­creased pas rates in four of the five test­ing ar­eas. Ev­ery fifth-grader passed the read­ing and English lan­guage arts tests.

Mid­dle Ridge El­e­men­tary

Third-graders scored above the state aver­age in English lan­guage arts and posted in­creased in pass rates in all five test­ing cat­e­gories.

Fourth-graders posted gains in pass rates on three of the five tests.

Fifth-graders matched the state in English lan­guage arts and sci­ence and in­creased pass rates in four of the five test­ing ar­eas.

New­ton County Theme School at Fic­quett

All grade lev­els at the el­e­men­tary and mid­dle school per­formed above the state in all test sub­jects, and the school posted im­prove­ments in eight test­ing cat­e­gories. The school showed a 100 per­cent pass rate in third-grade read­ing and sixth-grade read­ing, English lan­guage arts and so­cial stud­ies. Mid­dle-school­ers posted a 100 per­cent pass rate as all stu­dents in sev­enth and eighth grade passed all ar­eas of the 2014 tests.

Oak Hill El­e­men­tary

Third-graders scored above the state in read­ing and English lan­guage arts and matched the state in so­cial stud­ies. Fourth-graders sur­passed the state in so­cial stud­ies. Fifth-graders sur­passed the state in read­ing, sci­ence and so­cial stud­ies and matched the state in English lan­guage arts and math. They also in­creased pass rates in all sub­jects.

Por­terdale El­e­men­tary

Third-graders matched the state in read­ing and posted in­creased pass rates in read­ing in math.

Fourth-graders scored above the state pass rate in math and so­cial stud­ies and showed an in­creased pass rate in four of the five test­ing ar­eas. Ev­ery fourth-grader passed the read­ing test.

Fifth-graders passed the state in read­ing and showed in­creased pass rates in the same sub­ject.

Rocky Plains El­e­men­tary

Third-graders scored above the state aver­age in all sub­jects and showed in­creased pass rates in read­ing and so­cial stud­ies.

Fourth-graders also sur­passed the state in all sub­jects and in­creased pass rates in math.

Fifth-graders scored above the state in English lan­guage arts, sci­ence and so­cial stud­ies and matched the state in read­ing while in­creas­ing their pass rate in sci­ence.

South Salem El­e­men­tary

Third-graders scored above the state in read­ing and matched the state in so­cial stud­ies. They also in­creased their pass rates from 2013 in math and so­cial stud­ies.

Fourth-graders scored above the state in all sub­jects and showed in­creases in pass rates in all sub­jects.

Fifth-graders sur­passed the state in read­ing and English lan­guage arts and posted in­creases in pass rates in the same sub­jects.

West New­ton El­e­men­tary

Third-graders topped the state in English lan­guage arts and so­cial stud­ies and in­creased pass rates in three of the five test­ing ar­eas. Fourth-graders in­creased pass rates in read­ing. Fifth-graders out­paced the state in English lan­guage arts and math and in­creased pass rates in four of the five test­ing ar­eas.

Cle­ments Mid­dle

Sixth-graders scored above the state pass rate in so­cial stud­ies.

Sev­enth-graders passed the state in English lan­guage arts, sci­ence and so­cial stud­ies. They also showed in­creases in three of the five sub­jects.

Cousins Mid­dle

Sixth-graders showed in­creased in pass rates in four of the five test­ing ar­eas. Sev­enth-graders in­creased in two of the five sub­jects. Eighth-graders topped the state in math and sci­ence and matched the state in so­cial stud­ies. They also showed in­creases in pass rates in two of the five tests.

In­dian Creek Mid­dle

Sixth-graders sur­passed the state in sci­ence and matched the state in read­ing. The also posted in­creases in pass rates on four of the five sub­jects.

Sev­enth-graders sur­passed the state in read­ing and so­cial stud­ies and matched the state in English lan­guage arts. They also posted an in­creased pass rate in read­ing.

Eighth-graders scored above the state in sci­ence and so­cial stud­ies and matched the state in read­ing and English lan­guage arts. They also posted in­creases in pass rates in read­ing and so­cial stud­ies.

Lib­erty Mid­dle

Sixth-graders topped the state in sci­ence and so­cial stud­ies and matched the state in read­ing. They also in­creased their pass rates in four of the five tests.

Sev­enth-graders posted a higher pass rate in English lan­guage arts.

Eighth-graders scored be­low the state in all sub­jects.

Vet­er­ans Me­mo­rial Mid­dle

Sixth-graders in­creased pass rates in three of the five sub­jects.

Sev­enth-graders in­creased pass rates in two of the five tests.

Eighth-graders sur­passed the state in so­cial stud­ies and matched the state in read­ing and sci­ence. They also in­creased pass rates in four of the five tests.

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