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July 19, 2013

Students improve on CRCT results



The CRCT consists of 30 CRCT content area tests. The initial results show an improvement on 25 of the 30 content areas for Baldwin County students compared to last year with the greatest gains seen in the following areas:

• Grade 8 math - 12.2 percentage points

• Grade 5 math - 12 percentage points

• Grade 7 social studies - 10.3 percentage points

• Grade 8 social studies - 8.6 percentage points

• Grade 3 social studies - 8.4 percentage points

• Grade 5 social studies - 8 percentage points

• Grade 6 social studies - 7.9 percentage points

• Grade 3 science- 7.9 percentage points

“At the middle school level in reading, we exceeded the state in grades six, seven and eight. In third grade, 89.1 percent of Baldwin County students met or exceeded in the area of reading on the first initial test and when retests scores are factored in, that percentage will increase. In sixth grade, 97 percent met or exceeded in reading, which means only 3 percent didn’t pass the test before retests,” Braziel said. “We’re always trying to make improvements in what we’re doing. We’ve been able to do a lot of curriculum alignment and we’re doing things a little bit different in how we assess students, our instructional component and address reading levels when students return this school year. We’re really excited about starting the school year and we have to ensure we’re addressing the level of quality professional learning and make sure we’re teaching what we need to teach.”

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