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CRCT test-taking tips

Many area schools have begun administering the Criterion-Referenced Compentency Test (CRCT).

All students in grades 1-8 are tested in reading, English/language arts, and mathematics.  Students in grades 3-8 are also assess in science and social studies. 

By this time of year, schools should have set aside instrucitonal time during the day to practice test-testing strategies.  Parents can do the same at home with so many online resources available to them.

The School Box and the Georgia Department of Education offer online resources to parents to help prepare their children for the standardized test.  Parents can purchase the Georgia Test Prep workbook which provides strategies, a practice test, and the answer key.  The GADOE provides a ninety-seven pagegrade level study guide to help students familiarize themselves with the test.

Here are some basic CRCT testing tips:

  • know the format of the test
  • read all possible answer choices
  • eliminate obvious wrong answers
  • make sure your answer choices in the testing booklet corresponds with the answer sheet
  • completely erase changed answers
  • erase any stray marks
  • use scratch paper if provided
  • understand the meaning of key words

Don't forget the obvious.  Your child will need a good night's rest, a light, healthy breakfast, and they need to be on time for school.




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