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About The Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) Tests



State Testing Information for Georgia

Portions of the following material were taken from the Georgia Department of Education website. Please see our links and source sections at the bottom of the page for more details and references.

General Description of the Tests

Georgia Student Assessment Program

  • Purposes:

  • - To measure student achievement of the state mandated curriculum
    - To identify students failing to achieve mastery of content
    - To provide teachers with diagnostic information
    - To assist school systems in identifying strengths and weaknesses in order to establish priorities in planning educational programs

  • Criterion-Referenced Tests

  • - Designed to measure how well students acquire, learn, and accomplish the knowledge and skills set forth in a specific curriculum or unit of instruction
    - The Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT), is specifically intended to test Georgia's performance/content standards.

  • Norm-Referenced Tests (NRT)

  • - Measure instructional standards commonly taught throughout the entire United States of America
    - Highlight differences between and among students across an achievement continuum
    - The Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS)



Assessment Information

Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT)

  • Grades: 1-8
  • Subjects: Reading, English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies
  • Designed to measure how well students acquire the skills and knowledge described in the Georgia Performance Standards (GPS)


Iowa Tests of Basic Skills (ITBS)

  • Grades: 3, 4, or 5 and 6, 7, or 8
  • Subjects: Reading, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies
  • The purpose is to obtain information about how the performance of Georgia's students compare with that of students in a national sample.
  • The results are used for evaluation, decision-making, and instructional improvement.


Georgia Writing Assessments

  • Grades: 3, 5, 8, 11
  • Provide information to students about their writing performance and areas of strength and challenge
  • The information is useful for instruction and preparation for future writing assessments.


Georgia Alternate Assessment (GAA)

  • Grades: K-8, 11
  • Subjects: English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies
  • Assessment of students with significant cognitive disabilities


National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

  • Grades: 4, 8, 12
  • Commonly known as the "Nation's Report Card"
  • The first ongoing effort to obtain comprehensive and dependable achievement data on a national basis in a uniform and scientific manner
  • The purpose of the national assessment is to gather information that will aid educators, legislators, and others in improving the education experience of youth in our country.



Testing Schedule
2011-2013 Georgia Assessment Calendar


 
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