As of Thursday, June 14, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
In this file photo, Amir Guthrie, 8, works on a reading exercise.
ATLANTA — For the fourth year in a row, Georgia students are performing better on state standardized tests.
The data released Thursday by the Georgia Department of Education show that third to eighth-grade students improved in almost every subject.
The CRCT, Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests evaluate students from first through eighth grade. The annual tests measure a student's competency in math, reading, English language arts, science and social studies.
The greatest gains were in fifth-grade social studies, students improved passing from 71 percent to 77 percent. In eighth-grade science students improved passing from 67 percent to 74 percent. The biggest overall dip was in mathematics. Math scores in third, fourth and eighth grade decreased by an average of 2 percent.
Reading and English language arts scores remained steady with small increases from fourth to seventh grade.
District-level results will be available no later than June 28. School-level results will be available no later than July 12. To see school-level results from the 2011 CRCTs, visit Gwinnett Daily Post's Datacenter.