Release Date: For Immediate Release
Henry County School System Receives 2012 CRCT Results
HENRY COUNTY, GA – Henry County Schools received the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) results for the district today after their release by the Georgia Department of Education. The summative scores released show an increase for students across tested grade levels when it pertains to meeting or exceeding standards and ranking above state averages. The subjects tested are Reading, English-Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies.
With Georgia being one of a select few states to successfully petition the federal government for a waiver from No Child Left Behind requirements, Adequate Yearly Progress has been replaced as the principle measure of a school’s success. The CRCT results will still be used to a certain extent to determine the overall effectiveness of a school through the new performance standards.
A goal of 100% of Henry County Schools’ students meeting or exceeding testing standards remains the system’s focus. According to the data released, out of the 30 areas tested (five subjects, grades 3 – 8), the school district saw increases in student achievement in 25 of those areas.
Some of the highest gains in scores from 2011 to 2012 appear in the percentage of students exceeding standards. Only four of the areas tested showed a decrease in the number of students exceeding. (Percentages in the text below are ordered by subject as follows: Reading, English-Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies.)
*Red – decrease from previous year; Yellow – no change; Green – increase from previous year
Dr. Ethan Hildreth, Superintendent of the Henry County School System, stated, “We are always proud to see our students achieving at such a high rate.”
“The preliminary numbers continue to show our students outperforming state averages, and the percentage gap between the scores is increasing further in some subjects and grade levels. We will continue to work each day to ensure that all students in our schools meet and exceed standards, while giving them the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in school and life after high school.”
For more information on the Georgia CRCT scores, go to http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Pages/CRCT.aspx.
Individual school scores will be released in the coming weeks. For more information on testing and scores in Henry County Schools, please visit www.henry.k12.ga.us.