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2012 CRCT Results | Atlanta Public Schools

ATLANTA -- More Georgia students than ever are exceeding standards on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests, according to new data released Thursday.

MORE | See all the results here

The 2012 CRCT results show the performances of students in grades 3-8. The biggest overall gains were in Grade 5 Social Studies (six percentage points) and Grade 8 Science (seven percentage points).

"The best news in the 2012 CRCT report is that more of our students are exceeding the standards," State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge said in a statement. "Teachers are doing a great job teaching the more rigorous Georgia Performance Standards and they are to be applauded for raising expectations for all students."

However, there were a few decreases in 2012, including Grade 3 Science (two percentage points), Grade 4 Mathematics (one percentage point), Grade 5 Mathematics (three percentage points) and Grade 8 Mathematics (one percentage point).

Percentages did not change on six of the content-area tests.

"While I am pleased to see an increase in the majority of the exams, I am concerned about those where we saw decreases or no change at all," Dr. Barge said. "As we begin teaching the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards next school year, we know the curriculum and the tests will be more difficult, so we must continue to focus on successfully implementing the new standards."

State law requires third, fifth and eighth grade students to meet or exceed expectations on the Reading portion of the test in order to move to the next grade. Fifth and eighth grade students must also meet or exceed expectations on the Mathematics portion.

Results for Atlanta Public Schools include:

Grade 3 Reading
* 4,072 students tested
* 16.2 percent did not meet the standard
* 44.6 percent met the standard
* 39.2 percent exceeded the standard

Grade 3 English/Language Arts
* 4,080 students tested
* 16.5 percent did not meet the standard
* 50.6 percent met the standard
* 33 percent exceeded the standard

Grade 3 Mathematics
* 4,088 students tested
* 32.3 percent did not meet the standard
* 35.3 percent met the standard
* 32.4 percent exceeded the standard

Grade 3 Science
* 4,190 students tested
* 35.1 percent did not meet the standard
* 35.1 percent met the standard
* 29.6 percent exceeded the standard

Grade 3 Social Studies
* 4,179 students tested
* 28.9 percent did not meet the standard
* 43.9 percent met the standard
* 27.2 percent exceeded the standard

Grade 4 Reading
* 4,055 students tested
* 16.7 percent did not meet the standard
* 48.3 percent met the standard
* 35 percent exceeded the standard

Grade 4 English/Language Arts
* 4,047 students tested
* 14.9 percent did not meet the standard
* 55.5 percent met the standard
* 29.6 percent exceeded the standard

Grade 4 Mathematics
* 4,019 students tested
* 33.3 percent did not meet the standard
* 41.5 percent met the standard
* 25.2 percent exceeded the standard

Grade 4 Science
* 4,153 students tested
* 30.2 percent did not meet the standard
* 37.8 percent met the standard
* 32 percent exceeded the standard

Grade 4 Social Studies
* 4,150 students tested
* 32.9 percent did not meet the standard
* 46.4 percent met the standard
* 20.7 percent exceeded the standard

Grade 5 Reading
* 3,977 students tested
* 14.9 percent did not meet the standard
* 58.5 percent met the standard
* 26.6 percent exceeded the standard

Grade 5 English/Language Arts
* 3,980 students tested
* 10.2 percent did not meet the standard
* 56.5 percent met the standard
* 31.4 percent exceeded the standard

Grade 5 Mathematics
* 3,953 students tested
* 28.7 percent did not meet the standard
* 45.3 percent met the standard
* 26.1 percent exceeded the standard

Grade 5 Science
* 4,135 students tested
* 33.2 percent did not meet the standard
* 34.3 percent met the standard
* 32.4 percent exceeded the standard

Grade 5 Social Studies
* 4,132 students tested
* 36.4 percent did not meet the standard
* 42.6 percent met the standard
* 20.9 percent exceeded the standard

Grade 6 Reading
* 3,423 students tested
* 7.8 percent did not meet the standard
* 59.9 percent met the standard
* 32.2 percent exceeded the standard

Grade 6 English/Language Arts
* 3,417 students tested
* 11.7 percent did not meet the standard
* 64.9 percent met the standard
* 23.4 percent exceeded the standard

Grade 6 Mathematics
* 3,398 students tested
* 34.8 percent did not meet the standard
* 50.2 percent met the standard
* 15 percent exceeded the standard

Grade 6 Science
* 3,524 students tested
* 44.7 percent did not meet the standard
* 41.7 percent met the standard
* 13.6 percent exceeded the standard

Grade 6 Social Studies
* 3,515 students tested
* 43.9 percent did not meet the standard
* 29.3 percent met the standard
* 26.8 percent exceeded the standard

Grade 7 Reading
* 3,320 students tested
* 9.8 percent did not meet the standard
* 71 percent met the standard
* 19.2 percent exceeded the standard

Grade 7 English/Language Arts
* 3,309 students tested
* 9 percent did not meet the standard
* 54.4 percent met the standard
* 36.6 percent exceeded the standard

Grade 7 Mathematics
* 3,279 students tested
* 17.9 percent did not meet the standard
* 54.8 percent met the standard
* 27.3 percent exceeded the standard

Grade 7 Science
* 3,395 students tested
* 24.8 percent did not meet the standard
* 44.5 percent met the standard
* 30.7 percent exceeded the standard

Grade 7 Social Studies
* 3,386 students tested
* 39 percent did not meet the standard
* 30.6 percent met the standard
* 30.4 percent exceeded the standard

Grade 8 Reading
* 3,283 students tested
* 7.9 percent did not meet the standard
* 61.6 percent met the standard
* 30.5 percent exceeded the standard

Grade 8 English/Language Arts
* 3,287 students tested
* 7.1 percent did not meet the standard
* 62.1 percent met the standard
* 30.9 percent exceeded the standard

Grade 8 Mathematics
* 3,271 students tested
* 40.7 percent did not meet the standard
* 44 percent met the standard
* 15.3 percent exceeded the standard

Grade 8 Science
* 3,386 students tested
* 46.2 percent did not meet the standard
* 42.7 percent met the standard
* 11.1 percent exceeded the standard

Grade 8 Social Studies
* 3,380 students tested
* 41.3 percent did not meet the standard
* 39.8 percent met the standard
* 18.9 percent exceeded the standard

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