East Columbus Magnet Academy will host an information night on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26.
The event will provide test-taking strategies, tips and helpful Web sites to parents to assist them in helping their children master the CRCT. Scores on the state standardized test help determine if a school make adequate yearly progress according to the guidelines under the federal No Child Left Behind Act; in some grades, the scores are also key in determining if a student is promoted.
CRCT testing will be April 14-24.
During Thursday’s information night, parents and students will rotate through stations in each of the subject areas — reading, language arts, math, social studies and science. Teachers will present sample test items and Web sites that students can use for practice at home.
Dinner will be provided for parents and students.
For more information, contact the school at 706-565-3026.