Presentation on theme: "Criterion Referenced Competency Test"— Presentation transcript:
1 Criterion Referenced Competency Test Georgia CRCTCriterion Referenced Competency Test
2 What is the CRCT? State-wide test Administered to students in grades 3-8Measures how well your child learned and can apply the Georgia Performance Standards taught at his/her grade level
3 What subject areas are on the test? Reading-800Language Arts-800Mathematics-800Science-800Social Studies-800
4 When is the CRCT for Otwell Middle School? April 11: ReadingApril 12: Language ArtsApril 13 & 16: Make-up DayApril 17: MathApril 18: ScienceApril 19: Social StudiesApril 20: Make-up DayMay 29-30: Retests for 8th grade
5 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
6 What does the number 800 mean? 799 and below = DOES NOT MEET standards= MEETS standards850 and above = EXCEEDS standards
7 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 needStudents 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.
8 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 schoolCAN be retained or placed in the following grade based on the CRCT score as well as the grades in academic classes.
9 What can I do to make my child a successful test taker? Plenty of rest…A full night’s sleepA 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
10 What else can I do? READ, READ, READ! For minutes a few nights a week.Have your child retell or summarize what he or she readPRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!Math facts—addition, subtraction, multiplication and divisionMath problems from the textbook or online.