CRCT scores released - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

CRCT scores released

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Tifton schools get renovations

    Tifton schools get renovations

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:10 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:10:57 GMT
    Eighth Street Middle School has new ceilings and renovated hallways, and  Matt Wilson is getting improvements too.More >>
    Eighth Street Middle School has new ceilings and renovated hallways, and  Matt Wilson is getting improvements too.More >>
  • 9-year-old raises funds for Flint RiverQuarium

    9-year-old raises funds for Flint RiverQuarium

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:30 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:30:46 GMT
    The Flint RiverQuarium has more funds for feeding its animals thanks to the efforts of one 9-year-old girl.More >>
    The Flint RiverQuarium has more funds for feeding its animals thanks to the efforts of one 9-year-old girl.More >>
  • Metro Albany's jobless rate climbs .3%

    Metro Albany's jobless rate climbs .3%

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:54 AM EDT2014-07-24 12:54:21 GMT
    Information from The Georgia Department of Labor- The Georgia Department of Labor says Metro Albany's unemployment rate increased to 8.7 percent in June, up three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4More >>
    The rate increased because of seasonal factors, such as the summer job loss among non-contract school workers and temporary layoffs, primarily in manufacturing. There were 60,500 jobs in Albany in June, down by 300, or 0.5 percent, from 60,800 in May. Most of the loss came in state government and the service-related industries.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Dougherty County School Board reviewed an in-depth data analysis of C-R-C-T for 2012.

Former board member David Maschke presented the data tracking each school's progress in various C-R-C-T subject areas. 

The report indicates stronger readers in fourth and fifth grades at all schools... and stronger English and language arts scores for fifth graders at all schools.

Some downfalls include a significant decrease in the number of students passing fifth grade social studies at Live Oak Elementary school.

"Particularly when you see kids scoring high in the first and second grade and then you see those scores dropping in the third fourth and fifth grades it is definitely disturbing so I think we need to do an in depth analysis to find out what the problem is because we definitely have a problem," said Carol Tharin, school board chairman.

The report suggests school principals should be called in to explain the scores and retention rates and identify high performing and low performing teachers at their schools so that the proper actions can be taken.

Copyright 2013 WALB.  All rights reserved.