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Wednesday, July 8, 2009 - 9:02am

Schools Implicated in CRCT Scandal Struggle

Three of the four Georgia schools investigated for tampering with CRCT tests performed below average on the latest round of testing. That's according to new school by school results released Tuesday.

The final numbers, released by the Georgia Department of Education, show improvements for Georgia schools as a whole. Yet for metro Atlanta's Parklane Elementary, Atherton Elementary, and Glynn County's Burroughs-Molette Elementary, the new test results show all four school lagged behind the state.

For example, at Parklane, 75% of fifth-grade students did not meet the social studies standards, while 70% of Burroughs-Molette fifth graders did not meet the science standard. Atherton also struggled, with a majority of the school's fifth graders failing both science and social studies tests.

Deerwood Elementary in Atlanta has also been linked to CRCT tampering; however, that school performed well compared to the rest of the state in math, reading, social studies and science testing.

To see the test results, click here (XLS link).

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