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Parents prepare students for testing

Albany- Student testing is a crucial part of education.

In Georgia, standardized tests can determine whether a student goes on to the next grade.

 Tuesday night, Dr. Joseph Murphree from Albany State University spoke to parents about how to help their children do well on the Criterion Referenced Competency Test. He says children need to read questions carefully and pay close attention to the answer choices.

But the most effective way parents can help is to be involved in students' school work everyday.

"They need to take time and involve themselves with what our students are doing on a daily basis," said Aldean Simmons, the testing coordinator at Albany Middle School. "Without parental involvement, our students have nothing to fall back on."

Students across the state will take the CRCT's from April 11 through 22nd.

There are practice resources for the CRCT's on the websites for the Georgia Department of Education , the NAEP and the CRCT On-Line .