CRCT: Some schools lag, others progress

JONESBORO — Newly-released data revealed large gaps exist school-by-school in state testing performance for Clayton County Public Schools.

The Georgia Department of Education published school-level pass rates this week showing some consistently met expectations while others fell far behind on this spring’s Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests.

The CRCT is a collection of subject tests designed to measure how well students acquire the skills and knowledge described in the state mandated content standards in reading, English/language arts, math, science and social studies.

A few schools performed head-to-head with the state while others were not in the ball park this spring, according to the data.

For example, about half of Riverdale Elementary’s third-graders passed the CRCT in math (49 percent), science (50 percent) and social studies (55 percent).

However, other schools had pass rates at or above state averages.

Oliver Elementary third-graders passed at rates of 79 percent in math, 81 percent in science and 80 percent in social studies.

The state average is 79 percent in math, 78 percent in science and 83 percent in social studies.

To view full school-level pass rates on the CRCT, visit www.doe.k12.ga.us.