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November 26, 2002

ALBANY - Magnolia elementary students are excited about their performance on the CRCT, or Criterion Referenced Competency Tests.

"It had math, science, reading, and english," Chachovia Brown said. 

Why are they so happy? As they say, we all scream for ice cream.

"My sundaes got some M'&Ms, sprinkles, and syrup," Paul Lofton said.

"Because we did better than another school, had competition with them on criterion reference tests," music teacher Chet Dreschel said.

"They said if we beat them we were going to get an ice cream party," Brown said.

They scooped out 30 gallons of ice cream for the students, worth it to the teachers to reward them for meeting Georgia's Quality Core Curriculum.

"Worked very hard on getting test scores up last year, gave us an incentive of another school we could compare ourselves too."

Students and teachers cha cha sliding their way into Thanksgiving break, then they'll come back to start preparing for next spring's tests.

The school Magnolia competed with was Mock Road Elementary. Administrators there say they're also proud of their students dedication and will continue to try innovative ways to improve test scores.

posted at 5:20 p.m. by dave.d'marko@walb.com