I have been getting a lot of calls on state CRCT scores — which have now been sent to the systems by the state Department of Education — asking why some systems have not yet told kids who must take retests because they failed.
One system that I’ve been getting calls about is APS, where teachers have said that they have not been told how their students did and which ones will need retesting and perhaps summer school. Not sure why a system would delay notification unless they have a lot of kids who need retesting and have to get accommodations in place before alerting them.
But I noticed someone posted on the blog this weekend about an Atlanta middle school seeing a drop in its scores, so perhaps APS now has released its scores at some schools. I talked to folks at elementary schools Friday who said they have not heard anything.
Speaking of APS, some folks are predicting principal changes, perhaps owing to the CRCT findings. (For those new to the issue, APS had a lot of schools flagged in a state-ordered analysis of erasures on score sheets on the state exams. The systems with unusual erasure rates of wrong to right were asked to conduct investigations and turn their results into the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement. APS has until early June to submit its results.)
What are your CRCT scores this year?