Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Gwinnett County public school students officially have spring break April 8 - 12, but the CRCT is just around the corner.
Tuesday, April 9
Gwinnett County Public Schools will be on spring break beginning April 8, with students and teachers returning on April 15. But, don't let all that fun go to your children's heads. One week after returning from vacation, the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) are administered to Gwinnett County students. Those tests run April 22-26. Advanced Placement tests, as well as course final exams are not too far behind in May. And, you know what that means: Graduation is just around the corner. If you want to help your children sprint toward the finish line, yes, by all means, have fun on spring break. (You can let us know what fun things you have planned in the comment section.) However, be ready to get them immediately back into the …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
The 2011-2012 CRCT results are in, and Gwinnett County Public School students exceed state averages.
Gwinnett County's students continue to surpass their peers across the state in the Georgia's Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests, or CRCT. According to a press release from Gwinnett County Public Schools, students' mean scores were above the state averages in all content areas -- reading, language arts, math, science and social students -- at all grade levels. For those meeting or exceeding standards, Gwinnett County test-takers did better than their peers, as well. The highest level -- Level 3 -- also saw more Gwinnett County students than their counterparts in nearly every subject, the district press release said. In 2010 and 2011, Gwinnett County students led CRCT results, as well. The Georgia Department of Education released the …
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Proposal would require educators found guilty of cheating to return bonuses and incentive pay.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
A Gwinnett legislator plans to introduce legislation he hopes will remove one incentive for cheating on the high stakes Criterion Referenced Competency Tests or CRCTs. State Representative Billy Mitchell, whose district includes portions of DeKalb and Gwinnett counties, plans to introduce legislation that would force teachers found guilty of cheating on the CRCT to return any bonuses or incentive pay. “It is not uncommon for administrators or teachers to receive bonuses or other pay incentives based on their student’s achievement levels on the CRCT,” said Rep. Mitchell (D-Stone Mountain) in a released statement. “This legislation simply calls for the return of any funds to the school system that were paid to any administrator or teacher …
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Georgia's largest school district surpassed state averages in every grade level and in every test category.
Gwinnett County's students once again exceeded state state averages for Georgia's Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests, or CRCT. Students in third through eighth grades scored above average in every category: reading, language arts, math, science and social students. Not only were mean scores for each grade level and subject above the state's, but so was the average number of students who met or exceeded the state standard in each of the five test areas. The percentage of students who exceeds state state standards also surpassed Georgia's average scores. In 2010, Gwinnett County students led CRCT results, as well. “These CRCT results affirm our focus on improving achievement for all students through high expectations, increased rigor, …