With CRCT scores just released by the state, we are also taking a look at Huntley Hills Elementary and Montessori School in Chamblee. According to the results, students excelled in reading but didn’t fare as well in science and social studies.
CRCT stands for Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests, which measure how well students in grades 3 through 8 acquire skills and knowledge in key subject areas, such as reading, math and social studies.
Across third, fourth and fifth grades, the highest scores were in reading, as more than 90 percent of students met or exceeded the standard. For third-graders, it was as high as 97.4 percent. In fourth grade, it was 95.8 percent. And 90.2 percent of fifth-graders met or exceeded the standard in reading.
In English/Language Arts, third-graders excelled with 96.2 percent meeting or exceeding the standard. Fourth-graders came in somewhat lower at 88.9 percent. And 88.5 percent of fifth-graders met or exceeded the standard.
Some of the lowest scores were in science, a statewide trend, according to the AJC. Among fifth-graders at Huntley Hills, 35.5 percent failed to meet the standard, and 25.7 percent of fourth-graders did not meet it. Fifth-grade students also scored lower in social studies, with 32.3 percent not meeting the standard.
And statewide, the results showed that more students are exceeding the standards than last year, according to the Georgia Department of Education. Results also showed a one-year improvement in the percentage of students meeting and exceeding on 20 of the 30 content-area tests.
Here is a breakdown of top scores at Huntley Hills:
Percentage that Met or Exceeded the Standard