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June 15, 2004

Albany-- Some teachers complain that they spend much of their time preparing students for standardized tests.

One summer camp is trying to ease the burden.

Albany's Second Mount Olive Enrichment Program is preparing elementary school students for the Criterion Referenced Competency Test.

Dougherty County teachers, like Kindra Warren, are among those teaching the campers test taking tips--skills that will be beneficial for both students and teachers in the fall, "It takes a burden off knowing they are ready--they are prepared so they kinda help us along to get the others together with their CRCT skills."

The campers take practice CRCT's during the eight week program. The CRCT test is given to first through eighth graders.

Posted at 6:15 p.m. by melissa.kill@walb.com