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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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CRCT Information 2012-2013

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## CRCT Information 2012-2013

AGENDA

• Who, What, Why?

• 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?

• 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.

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

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

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.

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.

• 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

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

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?

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)

• Resources (School Box or Books A Million)

• Spectrum

• Coach books

• 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

Testing Dates