Banks County School System officials said Monday approximately 40 eighth grade students will have to retake portions of the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) in order to advance to the high school level.
Summer school was scheduled to begin Monday and school officials were looking for most, if not all, of these students to be attending. These students will have to retake portions of the math and/or reading sections.
An estimated 62 percent of the state’s eighth grade students passed the math portion of the CRCT test while 80 percent of the eighth graders in Banks County successfully passed the test.
Only preliminary data is currently available on the CRCT results from this past school year. Overall, BCMS had the highest passing rate among all area schools, local officials said last week. This includes match, reading, English/language arts, science and social students.