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CRCT Information 2012-2013. AGENDA. Who, What, Why? How is it administered? How is it scored? What are we doing to get ready?. Who’s tested?. This year, all students in grades 3-8 will be tested using the CRCT (Criterion Referenced Competency Test). What’s tested?.

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AGENDA

  • Who, What, Why?
  • How is it administered?
  • How is it scored?
  • What are we doing to get ready?
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Who’s tested?

  • This year, all students in grades 3-8 will be tested using the CRCT (Criterion Referenced Competency Test)

What’s tested?

  • Students will be tested on all subject areas; reading, math, language arts, science, and social studies

Why?

  • To make sure that students are learning the necessary curriculum at each grade level. The information is also used to assess schools.
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Sample Question #1:

Mario sells 8 pencils each day from his supply of 75 pencils. When will he run out of pencils?

A. in 8 days

B. in 10 days

C. in 67 days

D. in 83 days

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Mario sells 8 pencils each day from his supply of 75 pencils. When will he run out of pencils?

A. in 8 days

B. in 10 days

C. in 67 days

D. in 83 days

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Sample Question #2:

For a living thing to become a fossil, the living thing must

A. have a skeleton.

B. have a hard outer shell.

C. die by drowning in water.

D. be dead for a very long time.

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For a living thing to become a fossil, the living thing must

A. have a skeleton.

B. have a hard outer shell.

C. die by drowning in water.

D. be dead for a very long time.

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How’s the Test Administered?

  • Students will focus on one subject a day beginning with reading
  • Administered from 8am-10:30am beginning April 16
  • It is given in 2 sessions with a short break between the sessions
  • Teacher reads the directions and a sample question, then the students complete that section
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How’s the Test Scored?

  • The scantron is scored by a machine
  • Results are due back at the beginning of May
  • Students who get…
  • < 800 Does not meet standards
  • 800-849 Meets standards
  • >850 Exceeds the standards
  • You will receive a detailed report that explains your child’s scores and it will have a break down of how they did on specific skills
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What Are WE Doing to Get Ready?

  • TEACHING! Just about every moment is spent on teaching and learning
  • We administer benchmark tests every 9 weeks
  • Using scantrons throughout the year
  • Power Hour for all 3rd grade students
  • Teaching/ practicing testing strategies: What do good test-takers do?
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What Can YOU do to Get Ready?

  • Online Assessment System (OAS) Please encourage your child to use this.
    • Username – GTID (Can be found on the Parent Portal)
    • Password – student
  • Resources (School Box or Books A Million)
    • Spectrum
    • Coach books
  • Reading at Home
    • Ask comprehension questions
  • Language Arts at Home
    • Encourage writing stories or letters to friends and family members. Then revise/edit together.
  • Math at Home
    • Constantly Practice Basic facts
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Testing Dates

  • Tuesday, April 16 Reading
  • Wednesday, April 17 Language Arts
  • Thursday, April 18 Math
  • Friday, April 19 Science
  • Monday, April 22 Social Studies
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