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Georgia student performance steady on state tests

In this file photo, Amir Guthrie, 8, works on a reading exercise.

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.

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kevin 1 year, 9 months ago

"The greatest gains were in fifth-grade social studies" Are our kids getting brain-washed that young now? "The biggest overall dip was in mathematics." Math determines a person's ability to reason and make decisions WITHOUT" a mechanical device. I doubt that the kids today even know how to use a 10-ten calculator, much less type fast on one without looking! This is the downside of mechanical devices; reasoning and thinking. It won't get any better either. I wonder how a person can keep passing without those math and reading/writing skills. No wonder we have so many activists today. All they have to do is scream all sorts of words in their own "culture" language, that no one understands but those they are talking to.

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