Dougherty County educators expect the system to make gains in several testing areas of the CRCT.
Thursday Georgia education officials released statewide results from the 2014 tests. Third through eighth graders are tested on five subject matters.
Results for individual districts and schools will be released this summer, but Dougherty County school officials expect good news.
"We have shown improvement the last three years in testing results. And this year we have improved in 16 of the 30 course areas, as opposed to the state improving in 14 of the areas," said R.D. Harter, the DCSS spokesperson.
Statewide, scores for 7th and 8th graders improved, but they went down for younger students.
New tests are being developed to replace the CRCT next year and meet tougher Common Core standards.