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Gwinnett students exceed state averages on CRCT

Gwinnett County Public Schools results

Grade 3: Met or exceeded the standard

Reading: 95.1 percent

English/Language Arts: 92.2 percent

Math: 85.1 percent

Science: 85.4 percent

Social Studies: 89.6 percent


Grade 4: Met or exceeded the standard

Reading: 96.3 percent

English/Language Arts: 95.5 percent

Math: 92.8 percent

Science: 90.8 percent

Social Studies: 91.6 percent


Grade 5: Met or exceeded the standard

Reading: 96.0 percent

English/Language Arts: 97.1 percent

Math: 94.8 percent

Science: 86.6 percent

Social Studies: 86.9 percent


Grade 6: Met or exceeded the standard

Reading: 97.5 percent

English/Language Arts: 95.1 percent

Math: 89.8 percent

Science: 84.0 percent

Social Studies: 86.7 percent


Grade 7: Met or exceeded the standard

Reading: 97.5 percent

English/Language Arts: 97.1 percent

Math: 96.5 percent

Science: 93.7 percent

Social Studies: 92.8 percent


Grade 8: Met or exceeded the standard

Reading: 98.0 percent

English/Language Arts: 96.2 percent

Math: 91.2 percent

Science: 83.4 percent

Social Studies: 85.7 percent

Here are the Buford City Schools results

Grade 3: Met or exceeded the standard

Reading: 98.2 percent

English/Language Arts: 97.1 percent

Math: 91.8 percent

Science: 92.6 percent

Social Studies: 93.7 percent


Grade 4: Met or exceeded the standard

Reading: 96.5 percent

English/Language Arts: 94.3 percent

Math: 94.3 percent

Science: 91.0 percent

Social Studies: 90.0 percent


Grade 5: Met or exceeded the standard

Reading: 96.2 percent

English/Language Arts: 98.6 percent

Math: 92.4 percent

Science: 87.7 percent

Social Studies: 85.7 percent


Grade 6: Met or exceeded the standard

Reading: 98.5 percent

English/Language Arts: 98.4 percent

Math: 92.9 percent

Science: 85.0 percent

Social Studies: 89.5 percent


Grade 7: Met or exceeded the standard

Reading: 98.1 percent

English/Language Arts: 97.7 percent

Math: 97.3 percent

Science: 92.0 percent

Social Studies: 93.1 percent


Grade 8: Met or exceeded the standard

Reading: 98.9 percent

English/Language Arts: 97.5 percent

Math: 96.4 percent

Science: 88.1 percent

Social Studies: 89.2 percent

SUWANEE -- Students in Gwinnett County have again bested state averages this year in all content areas at all grade levels on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests.

According to data released Tuesday by the Georgia Department of Education, students in Gwinnett County Public Schools as well as Buford City Schools outperformed 2013 state averages as well as improved on some of their own 2012 scores.

The CRCT evaluates students from third through eighth grade. The annual tests measure a students' competency in math, reading, English/language arts, science and social studies.

Jeff Barker, executive director with the GCPS department of accountability and assessment, said that overall the district was "pleased with the gains we have seen, but in other areas like science for instance and language arts, we still have some work to do."

School-level results were not yet available. Officials with the Georgia Department of Education said the data would be available in early July.

At the system level, Barker broke the data down based on content areas:

"In reading, grades 3-8 saw gains, so that was great news for us," Barker said.

In language arts, however, "we actually saw some decreases. We did see a few gains, but slight decreases as well."

For the math portion, GCPS students saw gains in grades 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8, while seventh grade registered a slight decrease. "Our largest gain was in grade 5, where we increased in the exceeds category by 10 percentage point, and that's pretty huge," Barker said, adding that eighth graders also had a seven-percent increase.

In science, GCPS saw a drop in scores, "especially at the elementary level." Barker said that in middle school "we held our own."

Barker said the same was true for social studies scores.

He said that while the district outperformed the state in every category, he plans to also compare the data to metro Atlanta-area schools to see how GCPS fared.

For a complete list of all Georgia districts or to see the state-level results as a whole, click here.