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    • Sanders Elementary School CRCT: Criterion Referenced Competency Test Parent Workshop March 15 ,2012Area 1 Lead Teachers 2010Cobb County School DistrictRevised 2012
    • What is the CRCT?• The CRCT is a series of state mandated achievement tests for students in grades 3-8.• In grades 3-8, the subject areas are reading, English/language arts, math, science, and social studies.• The CRCT measures how well students have learned the information, concepts, and skills covered by the standards reflected in the state curriculum for their grade level.
    • Test Content Areas April 18th – 24th READINGDay 1: Two Sections (60 minutes each with 10 minute break) ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTSDay 2: Two Sections (60 minutes each with 10 minute break) MATHDay 3: Two Sections (60 minutes each with 10 minute break) ScienceDay 4: Two Sections (60 minutes each with 10 minute break) S.S.Day 5: Two Sections (60 minutes each with 10 minute break)
    • The test seeks toaccomplish the following:• Ensure that students are learning• Provide data to teachers, schools, and schools districts so they can make better instructional decisions• Measure accountability, including Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) as measured by the Federal No Child Left Behind Act
    • How can we, as a community, worktogether to assure our students’ success on the CRCT?• What role do we play to encourage our children to do well on the CRCT?
    • Parent’s Role• Encourage your child to do his/her very best!• Help your child feel relaxed by maintaining a calm composure.• Talk to your child about any concerns he may have regarding the CRCT.• Solve any family/friend problems before the test dates.• Make sure your child gets plenty of rest each night before the test.• Feed your child a low-sugar, healthy breakfast.• Start each test day as you normally do.• Have your child to school on time.• Be positive!
    • Teacher’s Role• Follow the script provided in the CRCT manual.• May repeat directions as needed.• Provide scratch paper for the math section.• Monitor the classroom and the students.• Unable to help or re-read to individual students.• Distribute and collect the test documents.
    • Student’s Role• Listen carefully to all the directions.• Read each question and all the answer choices.• Read “reading passages” carefully.• Make sure the number you mark on the answer sheet is the same number of the question in the test booklet.• Bring 2 #2 pencils to school everyday.
    • 3rd Grade “Reading” Content Descriptors“What Reading Curriculum will be Assessed?” Reading Skills & Vocabulary Acquisition • read, interpret, and apply difficult text and new vocabulary in a variety of texts Examples: Identify common root words and infer meanings Define words with common suffixes, such as: -tion, -ous, -ly, -less Literary Comprehension • comprehend and explore literary works by identifying and analyzing elements of various texts, including informational, realistic fiction, poetry, fantasy, and traditional literature which includes fairy tale, fable, folktale, and tall tale. Examples: Make predictions based on the text Recognize plot: main events, setting, character, problem and solution Reading for Information • read, recall, and analyze details and information from various texts, including nonfiction articles, biographies, subject-area texts, and reference sources Examples: Draw conclusions from text Recognize and infer main idea and supporting details
    • Test Taking Strategies: Reading• Read the title.• Look at any pictures.• Preview/read the questions.• Read the entire passage (underlining or highlighting clues).• Eliminate wrong answers.• Mark the answer.
    • 5th Grade “Math” Content Descriptors continuedAlgebra• understand, represent, and investigate mathematical expressions algebraically by using variables Example: Use variables, such as n or x, for unknown quantities in algebraic expressionsData Analysis• gather, organize, and display data and interpret graphs Example: Collect, organize, and display data using the most appropriate graphMathematical Process Skills• apply concepts and skills in the context of authentic problems and understanding concepts Example: Apply and adapt a variety of appropriate strategies to solve problems
    • 5th Grade “Math” Content Descriptors“What Math Curriculum will be assessed?”Number and Operations• further develop an understanding of numbers• multiplication and division of decimals• use of decimals and common fractions in computation and problem solving Example: Analyze and use divisibility rules Measurement• understand and compute the areas of geometric plane figures• volumes of simple geometric solids• measurement of capacity Example: Find the areas of triangles and parallelograms using formulae Geometry• understand geometric figures including congruence, the correspondence of their vertices, sides, and angles; and understand the relationship of pi to circles Example: Understand congruence of geometric figures and the correspondence of their vertices, sides, and angles
    • Test Taking Strategies: Math Word Problems• Read the entire passage and question.• Underline the question.• Circle the clue words (example: all together, how many more,…).• Work out the problem.• When you use scratch paper, make sure you copy the problem correctly from the test onto your paper.• Eliminate (cross out) wrong answers.• Is the answer reasonable?• Choose the best answer.
    • General Test Taking Strategies• Use your time wisely. Leave a question blank if you are unsure of an answer, then return to it at the end.• Fill in the corresponding circle fully, but quickly, when you choose your answer. Erase any marks made outside the circle.• Don’t spend too much time on one question, but be sure to answer all the questions.
    • On-line CRCT Practice• Go to http://www.georgiaoas.org• Login with the student’s Georgia Test identification number. If you are not sure of this number, contact your child’s teacher. The number must be 10 digits long and there are no spaces in the number.• The password is education.• The Student Welcome Page will appear and your child can click View Student Tests.• Choose the subject area from the list of available subjects.• Select the test from the list.• Click the Take the Test button. The test will begin.• Once the test has been completed, click the Grade My Test button at the bottom of the page; a pop-up window will display. Click OK.• The results of the student’s test will display. You can either save or discard the results.• Click on Return Home if finished or click on a test option button if you want to take another test.• Click the Logout button when you are finished working in the online assessment system.
    • Helpful Web-sites• Georgia Department of Education - www.public.doe.k12.ga.us• Phonics/Reading Comprehension – www.starfall.com• www.edhelper.com/ReadingComprehension.htm• www.abcteach.com/directory/reading_comprehension/• www.manatee.k12.fl.us/sites/elementary/palmasola/srw.htm• Practice Tests - http://besweb.rockdale.k12.ga.us/crct05/crct05.htm• Test Taking Skills - www.pbs.org/kids• Georgia Performance Standards - www.georgiastandards.org• CRCT Content Descriptors -• www.gadoe.org/ci_testing.aspx?PageReq=CITestingCRCTDesc• Lexile Framework for Reading - www.gadoe.org/lexile.aspx• CRCT Study Guide - www.gadoe.org/ci_testing.aspx?PageReq=CI_TESTING_CRCT