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Students fare well on tests
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Jun 19, 2014 | 1246 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Jones County’s Board of Education members received good news at last week’s board meeting about student test scores.

The annual Criterion-Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) scores were recently released and Jones County students did well. Curriculum director Charlotte Foskey presented the scores.

The percentage of third-, fifth-, and eighth-grade students not meeting the expected standard was in single digits across the board, and Turner Woods fifth-graders all met the standard for reading. Clifton Ridge and Gray Station Middle school eighth-graders had less than 1 percent who did not meet the standard for reading.

This was the last year for the CRCT tests. Next year the state switches to the Georgia Milestones test, which includes open-ended questions and is aligned to Common Core Georgia Performance Standards.

Superintendent William Mathews said all scores are expected to be lower next year due to the test change.

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