MARIETTA –The Georgia Department of Education released the school-by-school Criterion-Referenced Competency Test scores Thursday morning.
Students in third, fifth and eighth grades must pass the reading test to advance to the next grade, and fifth- and eighth-graders must also pass the math portion. Students who fail, however, are given opportunities for re-tests and remediation.
For these three grade levels, Cobb County Schools students in 67 elementary schools and 27 middle schools were tested in reading, English/language arts, mathematics, science and social studies. In Marietta City Schools, students in eight elementary schools and one middle school, Marietta Middle, were tested.
Students were tested in April and the scores released Thursday morning do not include the re-test scores.
In reviewing the scores, a number of Cobb elementary and middle schools faired well on the reading and math portions of the test, however Riverside Intermediate third-graders and Imagine Mableton eighth-graders noticeably had the smallest percentage of students meet or exceed the standards in these subject areas.
In third-grade reading, 100 percent of the students tested in nine elementary schools met or exceeded the standards. These schools are Tritt, Keheley, Shallowford Falls, Ford, Davis, Nicholson, Timber Ridge, Brown and Due West.
The schools that did the worst were Riverside Intermediate, where 75 percent of students met or exceeded the standards, and Norton Park, where 81 percent of students met or exceeded the standards.
There weren’t any schools in Cobb where 100 percent of students met or exceeded the standards in math but Due West and Tritt elementary schools, both with 99 percent, did the best and Compton Elementary with 62 percent and Riverside Intermediate with 64 percent had the least number of students meet that goal.
Fifth-grade students at Tritt, Garrison, Keheley, Ford, Kennesaw Charter, Rocky Mount, Davis, Timber Ridge and Due West elementary schools are where 100 percent of the students tested met or exceeded the goals.
The fifth-graders who had the least percentage of students meet or exceed the standards were at Sanders Elementary with 78 percent and Brumby Elementary with 82 percent of students performing well.
In math, only the fifth-graders at Rocky Mount met or exceeded the standards by 100 percent, followed closely behind by Ford Elementary with 99 percent.
The schools that performed the worst were Sky View Elementary, which had 73 percent meet or exceed the standards, and Brumby Elementary with 74 percent. Due to the south Cobb redistricting, Sky View closed in May.
In eighth grade, three middle schools met or exceeded the standards by 100 percent in reading. These schools were Mabry, Dickerson and Hightower Trail. The schools that had the lowest percentage of students meet this goal were Imagine Mableton with 91 percent and Lindley and Smitha middle schools, both with 94 percent.
For math, the largest percentage of eight grade students to meet or exceed the standards were tested at Dickerson with 98 percent and Mabry with 97 percent. The two schools that had the fewest number meet that goal were students at Imagine Mableton with 40 percent and Garrett Middle with 60 percent.
For Marietta City Schools, Marietta Center for Advanced Academics (MCAA) third-and fifth-graders had the largest percentage of students meet or exceed the standards by 100 percent in all five subject areas, compared to Park Street Elementary, whose third-graders had the smallest percentage of students do so.
For third grade, MCAA students who took the reading test met or exceeded the standards by 100 percent, followed by Burruss Elementary with 94 percent.
The two schools that had the least number meet or exceed the standards were Park Street with 81 percent and Sawyer Road with 84 percent.
In math, the schools that performed the best in third grade were MCAA with 99 percent of students meeting or exceeding the standard and Burruss Elementary with 97 percent. The schools that had the least percentage of students meet or exceed the standards were Park Street Elementary with 74 percent and Lockheed Elementary with 76 percent.
In the fifth grade, 100 percent of students at MCAA met or exceeded the standard in reading and West Side Elementary had 97 percent. The schools that had the fewest percentage of students meet the goal were fifth-graders at Park Street with 85 percent and Hickory Hills with 92 percent.
For the math portion of the test, fifth-graders at MCAA performed the best with 98 percent of students meeting or exceeding the standards followed by West Side Elementary with 95 percent.
At Marietta Middle School, 96 percent of eighth-graders met or exceeded the standard in reading and 73 percent met that goal in math.
Please review Friday’s MDJ print and online editions to read comments or concerns from the district superintendents and school board members regarding the scores.