More Georgia students are passing the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests. The 2011 results released Thursday show the passage rate is up in almost every grade and content area.
The CRCT report shows the state made the largest gains in math—a subject that has been troublesome for Georgia students overall in the past.
Four percent more kids in several grades are passing the math portion of the test.
Still the passage rates hover in the 76 to 89 percent range.
For eighth graders that’s especially problematic. One fifth of them did not pass the test this year which means they won’t be promoted to high school until they do.
They can take the test again over the summer.
The only areas where the passage rate dropped was in 4th grade Reading and 6th grade English. It dropped one percent in both areas.