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Posted: July 10, 2009 12:48 p.m.

Newton County School System announces school level CRCT results

Newton County School System has received school level results on the 2009 Criterion Referenced Competency Tests for the district’s elementary and middle schools. The CRCT is designed to measure how well students acquire the skills and knowledge described in the Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) and the Quality Core Curriculum (QCC).

 

The CRCT assessments yield information on academic achievement at the student, class, school, system, and state levels. This information is used to diagnose individual student strengths and weaknesses as related to the instruction of the GPS/QCC, and to gauge the quality of education in the county and throughout Georgia. For students in third, fifth and eighth grade, their results on the tests determine if they promote to the next grade level.

 

“While I’d like to see more schools meet or exceed the state’s average, I am pleased to see the number of schools that have posted increases this year across the subjects and grade levels tested,” said Dr. Linda Hayden, Associate Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction. “We will use the data from these tests to help us focus on improving our instruction across the curriculum. I thank our students and teachers for their hard work. We will continue to strive to reach our ultimate goal—100 percent of our students meeting or exceeding standards in all test categories.”

 

Elementary School highlights by subject and grade

 

Mathematics

 First Grade: Heard Mixon, Mansfield, Middle Ridge, Oak Hill and South Salem performed at orabove the state’s average of 87 percent meeting or exceeding standards. Ficquett, Heard?Mixon, Mansfield, Middle Ridge, Oak Hill, Palmer-Stone, Rocky Plains and West Newton increased the percentage of first grade students meeting or exceeding standards.

Second Grade: Mansfield, Palmer-Stone and Rocky Plains performed at or above the state’s average of 87 percent meeting or exceeding standards. Heard Mixon, Oak Hill and Palmer-Stone increased the percentage of second grade students meeting or exceeding standards.

Third Grade: East Newton, Livingston, Mansfield, and Oak Hill and Rocky Plains performed at or above the state’s average of 87 percent meeting or exceeding standards. East Newton, Ficquett, Heard Mixon, Livingston, Mansfield, Middle Ridge, Oak Hill, Palmer-Stone, Rocky Plains and West Newton all increased the percentage of third grade students meeting or exceeding standards.

Fourth Grade: East Newton and Mansfield performed at or above the state’s average of 74 percent meeting or exceeding standards in math. East Newton, Heard Mixon, Livingston, Mansfield, Middle Ridge, Palmer-Stone, Porterdale and Rocky Plains increased the percentage of fourth grade students meeting or exceeding standards in math.

Fifth Grade: East Newton, Mansfield, and Palmer-Stone performed at or above the state’s average of 79 percent meeting or exceeding standards in math. East Newton, Livingston, Middle Ridge, Oak Hill, Palmer-Stone, Porterdale, Rocky Plains and West Newton all increased the percentage of fifth grade students meeting or exceeding standards in math.

 

Language Arts

First Grade: East Newton, Heard Mixon, Mansfield, Middle Ridge, Oak Hill and Palmer-Stone performed at or above the state’s average of 84 percent meeting or exceeding standards.Heard Mixon, Mansfield, Middle Ridge, Oak Hill and Rocky Plains increased the percentage of first grade students meeting or exceeding standards in Language Arts.

Second Grade: Palmer-Stone and Rocky Plains performed at or above the state’s average of 87 percent meeting or exceeding standards. Fairview, Heard Mixon, Mansfield, Middle Ridge, Palmer-Stone, Porterdale, Rocky Plains and West Newton increased the percentage of second grade students meeting or exceeding standards in language arts.

Third Grade: East Newton, Ficquett, Mansfield, Oak Hill and Rocky Plains performed at or above the state’s average of 87 percent meeting or exceeding standards. East Newton, Ficquett, Middle Ridge and Rocky Plains all increased the percentage of third grade students meeting or exceeding standards in language arts.

Fourth Grade: East Newton, Heard Mixon, Mansfield, Oak Hill and Rocky Plains performed at or above the state’s average of 87 percent meeting or exceeding standards in language arts. East Newton, Ficquett, Mansfield, Middle Ridge, Oak Hill, Porterdale and Rocky Plains increased the percentage of fourth grade students meeting or exceeding standards in language arts.

Fifth Grade: East Newton, Heard Mixon, Mansfield, Oak Hill and Palmer-Stone performed at or above the state’s average of 91 percent meeting or exceeding standards in language arts. East Newton, Mansfield, Middle Ridge, Oak Hill, Palmer-Stone, Rocky Plains and West Newton all increased the percentage of fifth grade students meeting or exceeding standards in language arts.

 

Reading

  First Grade: East Newton, Heard Mixon, Mansfield, Middle Ridge, Oak Hill, Palmer-Stone and Rocky Plains performed at or above the state’s average of 91 percent meeting or exceeding standards. Fairview, Heard Mixon, Middle Ridge, Oak Hill, and West Newton all increased the percentage of first grade students meeting or exceeding standards in reading.

Second Grade: Mansfield and Palmer-Stone performed at or above the state’s average of 92 percent meeting or exceeding standards. Fairview, Livingston, Middle Ridge and Palmer-Stone increased the percentage of second grade students meeting or exceeding standards in reading.

Third Grade: East Newton, Ficquett, Mansfield, Palmer-Stone, Oak Hill, and Rocky Plains performed at or above the state’s average of 88 percent meeting or exceeding standards. Ficquett, Heard Mixon, Livingston, Middle Ridge, Palmer-Stone, Rocky Plains and West Newton all increased the percentage of third grade students meeting or exceeding standards in reading.

Fourth Grade: East Newton, Mansfield, Oak Hill, Rocky Plains, and South Salem performed at or above the state’s average of 87 percent meeting or exceeding standards in reading. East Newton, Mansfield, Middle Ridge, Oak Hill, Palmer-Stone, Porterdale and Rocky Plains increased the percentage of fourth grade students meeting or exceeding standards in reading.

Fifth Grade: East Newton, Mansfield and Palmer-Stone performed at or above the state’s average of 88 percent meeting or exceeding standards in reading. East Newton, Middle Ridge, Palmer-Stone, and West Newton all increased the percentage of fifth grade students meeting or exceeding standards in reading. 

Science

Third Grade: East Newton, Ficquett, Mansfield, Oak Hill, Palmer-Stone and Rocky Plains performed at or above the state’s average of 80 percent meeting or exceeding standards. East Newton, Ficquett, Heard Mixon, Livingston, Mansfield, Middle Ridge, Oak Hill, Palmer-Stone, Rocky Plains and West Newton all increased the percentage of third grade students meeting or exceeding standards in science.

Fourth Grade: East Newton, Mansfield, Oak Hill and South Salem performed at or above the state’s average of 78 percent meeting or exceeding standards. East Newton, Heard Mixon, Livingston, Middle Ridge, Oak Hill, Palmer-Stone, Porterdale, Rocky Plains and West Newton increased the percentage of fourth grade students meeting or exceeding standards in science.

Fifth Grade: East Newton, Mansfield and Palmer-Stone performed at or above the state’s average of 76 percent meeting or exceeding standards. East Newton, Fairview, Middle Ridge, Palmer-Stone, Porterdale and West Newton all increased the percentage of fifth grade students meeting or exceeding standards in science.

 

Social Studies

Third Grade: East Newton, Ficquett, Livingston and Mansfield performed at or above the state’s average of 76 percent meeting or exceeding standards.

4th Grade: East Newton, Mansfield and Oak Hill performed at or above the state’s average of 71 percent meeting or exceeding  standards.

Fifth  Grade: East Newton, Mansfield, Oak Hill and Palmer-Stone performed at or above the state average of 71 percent% meeting or exceeding standards.  

**Note Students were tested using the Quality Core Curriculum in 2008 and the GeorgiaPerformance Standards in 2009. As a result, a comparison of student performancecannot be conducted due to the different assessments.   

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