The Georgia Department of Education released Criterion-Referenced Competency Test scores Thursday broken down by individual schools across the state.
The state released district-level scores last month that showed the Bibb County school system lagging behind state averages, while Houston County’s first- through eighth-graders outpaced the state average on state exams.
Each spring, elementary and middle school students take the exams to measure how well they learned grade-level curriculum in the areas of math, reading and English, and also science and social studies for upper grades.
“Our test data serves as an evaluation tool for schools and the district, allowing us to identify areas of strength and improvement for students, curriculum and instruction, as well as any possible needs in the area of professional development for teachers,” said Cathy Magouyrk, Bibb’s deputy superintendent for teaching and learning.
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School-level CRCT results are posted on the state’s Web site at www.gadoe.org/pea_communications.aspx?ViewMode=1&obj=1954.