One day after Atlanta Public Schools were outed as having principals and teachers in 44 schools cheating on the 2009 Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT), results on the 2011 CRCT tests have been released.
Student results were up in almost every grade and content area.
Results show a one-year improvement on 23 of the 30 content-area tests. There was no one-year change on five tests and a decrease on only two tests (grade 4 reading and grade 6 English/Language Arts).
"I am encouraged that the CRCT results show many more of our students mastering a more rigorous curriculum," said State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge. "The credit for these tremendous results goes back to the local level, where they have raised the bar for all students."
Superintendent Barge also added, "While I would like to be talking about these results from a more national perspective, we can't use these results to show how our students are performing compared to students from across the country. With the adoption of the Common Core State Standards and the subsequent Common Assessments, that comparison will soon become possible."
CBS Atlanta News will have more information on this story throughout the day at CBSAtlanta.com.
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