The results of two CRCT social studies tests have been “thrown out” and education advocates have questioned the validity of eighth-graders’ abysmal math scores as the AJC reports.
Several possible explanations emerged for failure rates that ran as high as 80 percent: New curriculum standards that may have been too vague. A complicated process for creating tests. Flawed test questions. Inadequate teacher training in the new curriculum. An unrealistically high passing score. A long history of poor test performance by Georgia students.