SUWANEE — Gwinnett students again outperformed state averages this year in all content areas at all grade levels on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests.
The Georgia Department of Education released data Thursday that showed students in Gwinnett County Public Schools and Buford City Schools bested 2012 state averages as well as improving on most of their own 2011 scores.
A spokesperson with the school district on Thursday said that staff members are currently reviewing the 2012 numbers to determine student achievement levels.
According to test results from the Georgia Department of Education, a higher percentage of GCPS students in 2012 met or exceeded subject areas in most categories, with the exception of fifth-grade math and fourth-grade science, the scores of which were less than one percentage point different than the previous year.
The Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests evaluate students from third through eighth grade. The annual tests measure a student’s competency in math, reading, English/language arts, science and social studies.
“As we look at the system scores, we’re focusing on how many students met or exceeded,” said district spokeswoman Sloan Roach. “That’s a priority for us. We want to make sure those numbers keep moving up. As a system, we’ve long focused on moving more and more students toward that ‘exceeds’ standard.”
The Georgia Department of Education plans to release school-by-school results in mid-July.
Here are the Gwinnett County Public Schools results:
Grade 3: Met or exceeded the standard
Reading: 93.9 percent
English/Language Arts: 94.4 percent
Math: 87.7 percent
Science: 86.2 percent
Social Studies: 88.7 percent
Grade 4: Met or exceeded the standard
Reading: 95.4 percent
English/Language Arts: 96.6 percent
Math: 89.7 percent
Science: 90.9 percent
Social Studies: 90.9 percent
Grade 5: Met or exceeded the standard
Reading: 95.8 percent
English/Language Arts: 97.6 percent
Math: 91.7 percent
Science: 87.5 percent
Social Studies: 86.6 percent
Grade 6: Met or exceeded the standard
Reading: 97.2 percent
English/Language Arts: 94.9 percent
Math: 87.3 percent
Science: 84.1 percent
Social Studies: 83.9 percent
Grade 7: Met or exceeded the standard
Reading: 97.1 percentEnglish/Language Arts: 97.2 percent
Math: 96.4 percent
Science: 93.7 percent
Social Studies: 92 percent
Grade 8: Met or exceeded the standard
Reading: 97.7 percent
English/Language Arts: 97.3 percent
Math: 85.4 percent
Science: 84.8 percent
Social Studies: 86.3 percent
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