CRCT re-testing begins today

Muscogee County students who failed portions of the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test will begin re-testing today.

Re-tests for third- and fifth-grade reading and eighth-grade math will be administered today. The retest for fifth-grade math and eighth-grade reading will be held Tuesday.

The re-tests mark the end of a two-week summer acceleration program the district organized after more than 1,200 students failed portions of the state-mandated assessment.

The summer acceleration program was not mandatory for those who failed the exam, but re -testing is required if the student wants to advance to the next grade. Parents of children who did not participate in the summer acceleration program but must take the re-test can contact either the Elementary Education department at 706-748-2112 or the Secondary Education department at 706-748-2136 for more information.

Scores from the re-tests are expected to be received by the system by July 9. Parents should be notified if their child passed or failed by July 23.

If the student fails the retest, a parent, teacher or principal can appeal. A placement committee, consisting of a parent, principal and teacher of the failed subject, will meet to review the student’s academic work. An individualized education plan is developed to help the student succeed in the future.