Georgia CRCT Criterion Referenced Competency Test What is the CRCT? • State-wide test • Administered to students in grades 3-8 • Measures how well your child learned and can apply the Georgia Performance Standards taught at his/her grade level What subject areas are on the test? • Reading-800 • Language Arts-800 • Mathematics-800 • Science-800 • Social Studies-800 When is the CRCT for Otwell Middle School? • April 11: Reading • April 12: Language Arts • April 13 & 16: Make-up Day • April 17: Math • April 18: Science • April 19: Social Studies • April 20: Make-up Day • May 29-30: Retests for 8th grade What if my child is absent? • Perfect attendance during testing is always recommended! • Make-up tests will be given on: April 13, 16 and 20 What does the number 800 mean? • 799 and below = DOES NOT MEET standards • 800-849 = MEETS standards • 850 and above = EXCEEDS standards What if my 6th or 7th grade child doesn’t pass the CRCT? • Scoring below 800 or in the low 800’s on the CRCT, makes a student eligible for Title I. • Teachers use this score for identifying areas of need • Students are not retained or placed because of their CRCT score. – They may only be retained or placed in the following grade due to failing two or more academic classes. What if my 8th grade child doesn’t pass the CRCT? • Fails the CRCT Reading and/or Math, results in 2 weeks of review sessions. • Retake the CRCT- end of school • CAN be retained or placed in the following grade based on the CRCT score as well as the grades in academic classes. What can I do to make my child a successful test taker? • Plenty of rest…A full night’s sleep • A breakfast that has protein (eggs, cheese, peanut butter, meat, milk) and good carbohydrates (whole grain breads, cereal, nuts) • Comfortable clothing and shoes (layers) • Stress-free mornings What else can I do? • READ, READ, READ! • For 20-30 minutes a few nights a week. • Have your child retell or summarize what he or she read • PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE! • Math facts—addition, subtraction, multiplication and division • Math problems from the textbook or online.
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