The state cut funding for a variety of standardized tests this year to save millions of dollars. First and second graders won’t be taking the CRCT test this year. Legislators cut the funding, but earlier this summer, Governor Perdue wanted it restored.
Georgia students improved in this year’s Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests, but official admit more work needs to be done. Test Scores were up across the board this year, and the achievement gap between minority and white students in Georgia is also narrowing.