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CRCT Presentation

  1. 2. CRCT Requirements : <ul><li>The state of Georgia requires that all students in grades 1 – 5 take the CRCT in the following areas: Reading, Language Arts and Math. </li></ul>
  2. 3. Subject Areas to be Tested by Each Grade Level N/A N/A Social Studies N/A N/A Science Math Language Arts Reading 5th Grade 4th Grade 3rd Grade 2nd Grade 1st Grade
  3. 4. CRCT Testing Dates <ul><li>Grades 1 – 2 </li></ul><ul><li>April 16, 17, and 20, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Grades 3 – 5 </li></ul><ul><li>April 16-17 and 20-22, 2009 </li></ul>
  4. 5. How is the CRCT scored in Reading ? <ul><li>Reading (GPS) </li></ul><ul><li>Grades 1 – 5 </li></ul><ul><li>*Below 800 - Level 1 </li></ul><ul><li>(Does Not Meet) </li></ul><ul><li>*800 – 849 - Level 2 </li></ul><ul><li>(Meets) </li></ul><ul><li>*850 or Above - Level 3 </li></ul><ul><li>(Exceeds) </li></ul>
  5. 6. How is the CRCT scored in Math ? Mathematics (GPS) Grades 1 – 5 *Below 800 - Level 1 (Does Not Meet) * 800 – 849 - Level 2 (Meets) *850 or Above - Level 3 (Exceeds)
  6. 7. <ul><li>What can you do to help your child? </li></ul><ul><li>*Website </li></ul><ul><li>*Test Taking Tips </li></ul>
  7. 8. Did you Know … <ul><li>There is a website that your child can log on to practice for the CRCT. He/she can practice at home or at the local public library. </li></ul><ul><li>www.georgiaoas.org </li></ul><ul><li>Logon: GTDI number </li></ul><ul><li>Password: student </li></ul>
  8. 9. Test Taking Tips for Elementary Students: <ul><li>*Relax. Just do the best you can. </li></ul><ul><li>*Your first choice is usually correct. Don’t change an answer unless you have a good reason to do so. </li></ul><ul><li>*Read the question and all answer choices carefully before choosing an answer. </li></ul><ul><li>*Rule out answers that don’t make sense. </li></ul><ul><li>*Be aware of key words such as “all”, “now”, “always”, “never”, “only”, and “exactly”. </li></ul>
  9. 10. Test Taking Tips Continued: <ul><li>*Watch for negative words like “not”, “no”, and “never”. </li></ul><ul><li>*Words that are CAPITALIZED, underlined , or bold are important words. </li></ul><ul><li>*Look for information in some of the questions. This information may help you answer other questions. </li></ul><ul><li>*Make sure you have an answer marked for EVERY question. </li></ul>
  10. 11. How to help your child prepare for testing: <ul><li>*Make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep before a test. </li></ul><ul><li>*Maintain a pleasant home environment and avoid conflicts. </li></ul><ul><li>*Make sure your child has taken any needed medication. </li></ul><ul><li>*Make sure your child has his/her glasses or hearing aids. </li></ul><ul><li>*Make sure your child is present during testing. </li></ul>
  11. 12. How to help your child prepare for testing continued: <ul><li>*Get your child to school on time. </li></ul><ul><li>*Wish your child good luck every day. </li></ul><ul><li>*Remind your child that the test is important and to do his/her best. </li></ul><ul><li>*If the test is on a subject you can review, go over it with him/her. </li></ul><ul><li>*Remind your child to listen carefully to instructions from the teacher and to read the directions and each question carefully. </li></ul>
  12. 13. How to help your child prepare for testing continued: <ul><li>*Use your time wisely. Don’t get stuck on a question. Make the best guess possible and move on. </li></ul><ul><li>*Tell your child to answer every question. </li></ul><ul><li>*Encourage them to stay focused. </li></ul><ul><li>*Reassure your child that tomorrow is a new day and to stay positive. </li></ul>

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