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CRCT/Test Taking Strategies. Ashley Jimerson Lisa Hendrix. How do I better understand and help my students prepare for the CRCT?. What is the purpose of the CRCT?. Measures how well students acquire the skills and knowledge described in the GPS and QCCs

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CRCT/Test Taking Strategies

Ashley Jimerson

Lisa Hendrix



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What is the purpose of the CRCT? the CRCT?

  • Measures how well students acquire the skills and knowledge described in the GPS and QCCs

  • Yields information on academic achievement

  • Diagnoses student strengths and weaknesses as related to GPS/QCC

  • Gauges the quality of education throughout Georgia


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What Content Areas are Tested? the CRCT?

  • Grades 1-8 take the CRCT

  • All grades are assessed in reading, language arts, and math

  • Grades 3-8 are also assessed in science and social studies

  • Grade 3: reading (must pass)

  • Grade 5 & 8: reading and math (must pass)


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CRCT Scoring the CRCT?


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Predicted Performance on the CRCT the CRCT?

3rd Grade Reading

  • ITBS: Below 25th percentile

  • Performance Series: Below a scale score of 2150

    5th Grade Reading & Math

  • ITBS: Below 25th percentile

  • Performance Series: Below a scale score of:

    • Reading 2490

    • Math 2390

      Required to have a spring conference


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What if a student doesn’t pass? the CRCT?

  • Attend Summer School (June 4-29)

    • Receive services and are tested only in the area not passed

  • Re-take the test without Summer School

  • Conference is held if re-take is not passed to determine next step of promotion or retention.


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Online Assessment the CRCT?

  • See handout for Teacher, Student, and Parent directions

  • Https://www.georgiaoas.org

  • Login: Student or Teacher ID and password


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Practice Assessment the CRCT?

  • Schoolbox has CRCT practice books.

  • Contains:

    • Grade & Subject area specific standards

    • Practice pages

    • Mini-tests & Final tests

    • Answer key


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Test Taking Strategies the CRCT?

  • Think positive!

  • Read all the answers before marking one

  • Process of elimination

  • Don’t guess blindly-make an educated guess

  • Skip, return, check

  • Underline/notice key words and phrases

  • Respond to the question that is being asked

  • Reading Passages: read the questions FIRST

  • If your answer doesn’t match- rework it

  • CHECK over your answers

  • Your first guess is usually right


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On the CRCT the CRCT?Explain means:

  • In your own words, tell how or why

  • Tell about

  • Discuss


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On the CRCT the CRCT?Summarize means:

  • Give the short version

  • Tell the main ideas or the most important parts

  • Sum it up

So, what happened was . . .


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On the CRCT the CRCT?Compare means:

  • Give all the likenesses or similarities between two or more things

  • How are they alike?


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On the CRCT the CRCT?Contrast means:

  • Tell all of the differences between two or more ideas

  • How are they different?


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On the CRCT the CRCT?Describe means:

  • Tell about using the five senses (touch, smell, scent, sound, and look)

  • Paint a picture using words


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On the CRCT the CRCT?Predict means:

  • Tell what you think will happen next

  • Make a guess about

    the next event

  • Think ahead


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On the CRCT the CRCT?Support means:

  • Back up with details

  • Give reasons for

  • Give the facts about

  • Defend your

    ideas/ beliefs


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On the CRCT the CRCT?Evaluate means:

  • Tell the value of

  • In your words, tell the good and bad parts

  • Put in rank order

  • Judge or rate


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On the CRCT the CRCT?Analyze means:

  • Break into parts

  • Study the individual pieces

  • Take apart

  • Look at closer


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On the CRCT the CRCT?Infer means:

  • Read between the lines

  • Make an educated guess

  • Look for hidden information

  • Figure out

    Be a detective!


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On the CRCT the CRCT?Formulate means:

  • Put together

  • Come up with

  • Create

  • Make

  • Design

Well, in my opinion . . .


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On the CRCT the CRCT?Trace means:

  • Write in order from beginning to end

  • List in steps

  • Outline

  • Track or follow


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