Barrow County students began Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) testing Wednesday. Georgia law requires that all students in grades one through eight take the CRCT in the content areas of reading, English/language arts, and mathematics. Students in grades three through eight are also assessed in science and social studies. Due to budget constraints, however, grades one and two are not taking CRCTs this spring, according to the Georgia Department of Education’s web site.
At Tuesday night's Barrow County Board of Education meeting, Assistant Superintendent Claire Miller said that the weeklong testing would continue through Tuesday. Makeup testing will be administered on Wednesday, Miller said.
For more education coverage, see the April 4 issue of the Barrow Journal.