Georgia student performance steady on state tests
(AP) - For the fourth year in a row, Georgia students are performing better on state standardized tests.
The data released Thursday by the Georgia Department of Education show that third to eighth-grade students improved in almost every subject.
The CRCT, Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests evaluate students from first through eighth grade. The annual tests measure a student's competency in math, reading, English language arts, science and social studies.
The greatest gains were in fifth-grade social studies, students improved passing from 71% to 77%. In eighth-grade science students improved passing from 67% to 74%. The biggest overall dip was in mathematics. Math scores in third, fourth and eighth grade decreased by an average of 2%.
Reading and English language arts scores remained steady with small increases from fourth to seventh grade.
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