Georgia students’ performance on standardized tests is improving and they are closing the achievement gap in every subject area where the new curriculum has been implemented for more than a year, state officials said.
Results began coming out last week, but preliminary scores had shown serious problems in some areas.
“These results provide further proof that our teachers are doing a great job implementing our new curriculum and should be commended for their hard work,” Georgia School Superintendent Kathy Cox said. “It also shows that when you raise expectations, Georgia students will rise up and meet that higher bar in all areas.”
The recently released official statewide results of the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) show improvement across the board, state education spokesman Dana Tofig said. He noted that performance from the group of students who were taking a new test based on the Georgia Performance Standards cannot be compared to last year’s scores.