Parents being notified of CRCT retest results

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The Columbia County school system has received retest results from the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests.

Administrators from each school have been contacting parents with their children's results.

Deputy Superintendent Sandra Carraway said some elementary school principals might not have returned to their schools this week. As a result, she said, some parents might not receive the results until next week.

Dr. Carraway said administrators hope to compile a systemwide report by next week.

More than 700 Columbia County elementary and middle school pupils attended CRCT reading and math remediation classes this summer. The school system added 12 teachers to accommodate the enrollment. Retests were June 19-20.

CRCT math scores plummeted statewide last spring when pupils were given the test under a more rigorous curriculum for the first time.

Third-, fifth- and eighth-graders must pass the reading CRCT to be promoted to the next grade. Fifth- and eighth-graders also must pass the math CRCT to advance.

Dr. Carraway said a committee will determine whether pupils who did not pass the math or reading retests will be promoted. She said she expects these meetings to be set up by school officials.

A team of 12 Richmond County employees is preparing to mail out the results of the CRCT retest, Public Information Director Louis Svehla wrote Thursday afternoon in an e-mail.

The results should be sent by certified mail on Monday, and parents should receive them by July 18.

Reach Betsy Gilliland at (706) 868-1222, ext. 113, or betsy.gilliland@augustachronicle.com.

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patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 07/11/08 - 04:23 am
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Let's hope most passed and

Let's hope most passed and the problems with the math and reading have been solved so this doesn't have to be repeated next year.

DeborahElliott2
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DeborahElliott2 07/11/08 - 06:17 am
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Very true Pat, very true

Very true Pat, very true

lifelongresidient
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lifelongresidient 07/11/08 - 07:47 am
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let me guees to all of the

let me guees to all of the partents whose children failed the crct tests, and should not be promoted....ITS THE TEACHERS. SCHOOL, SOCIETY'S, or substitute any other except yourself for your child not being able to read. but before you try to blame others for your short comings or failure to follow up with your child's education C T WALKER, A R JOHNSON, AND DAVIDSON are schools within the county that have more black than white students and guess what???? very few if any students fail the same crct tests that your child fialed...why do you ask????? its called PARENTIAL INVOLVEMENT!!!! that is the only factor different missing from the equation and the difference between the child passing and failing. it is your job to raise your child and the schools job to educate them. the school is not there to raise your child for you at the expense of the property owners. by demanding your child act right and go to school to learn you will be amazed as to what the poor teachers can accomplish

rufus
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rufus 07/11/08 - 08:09 am
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Holy baJesus. Spell Check

Holy baJesus. Spell Check

garciadrive
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garciadrive 07/11/08 - 09:30 am
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lol johnson! jisomjr

lol johnson! jisomjr probably never did well on the crct. but on the positive side he probably takes personal responsibility for it.

Bizarro
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Bizarro 07/11/08 - 09:33 am
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Why would anyone use

Why would anyone use spellcheck for this forum? I am sure they are shooting from the hip and just typos.

govtreprri
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govtreprri 07/11/08 - 10:39 am
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Why are the schools using

Why are the schools using education budget to send out Certified mail? My son retook the CRCT in math after completing the short summer school program. I have only one question. Did he pass into the high school? I don't care what his score was, only that he passed. We were told via a letter from the Richardmond County BOE, that my child could retake the test any number of times until he passes, yet they only scheduled retest before the start of the new school year? What gives? The money could be better spent buying gas for the school buses.

chantiayh
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chantiayh 07/11/08 - 10:42 am
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Well after making a comment

Well after making a comment about children not being able to read you would want to proof read before hitting submit!!!! And yes I blame Richmond county school system for this ridiculous outcome of the CRCT test scores. My daughter has had more than enough teachers in her 4 years in this pitiful school district... (7 to be exact) And she just completed the 5th grade moving here from another state when she was just going to 2nd grade. No every child is capable to achieve high enough to attend the schools that was mention so parents that are involved sometimes just get the short end of the stick!!!!!!

disssman
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disssman 07/11/08 - 04:11 pm
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It is amazing isn't it. We

It is amazing isn't it. We teach a full year curriculum in a couple of weeks, using 12 teachers for 700 students (thats about 65 students per teacher) and we expect them to pass? If these teachers can perform this miracle then the entire school system needs to be changed. What a savings for the taxpayer and a gift for the teachers. And what do we do for the little ones that didn't get it the second time, we pay a bunch of people extra to hold a sweet little board to evaluate them. If you are like me You must already know what the sweet little board will recommend. What a phony trick. Why didn't the board just go ahead and pass them to start with. Do they really think their actions are not above suspicion?

Bizarro
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Bizarro 07/11/08 - 05:55 pm
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Oldsoldier a very thought

Oldsoldier a very thought provoking posit. You should run for Sec of Education. hee,hee,hee.

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irritatedbyidiots 07/11/08 - 08:22 pm
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Let me just say that every

Let me just say that every year my daughter has taken the CRCT and she has made 2-3 grades above level. This is the first year she has failed any portion of the test. Coincidental, she has failed this test both times by only 3 points. She attended the classes for about a week and came home telling me that her teacher gave them a worksheet to do and did not explain how to do it. What is the point of spending taxpayers money if they aren't going to be taught what they need to pass the test? She is smart and I will fight for her to be promoted to high school!

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