The schools’ biggest improvement came in the eighth grade math test, which 89 percent of first time test-takers passed. That is up from 84 percent in 2010
Fifth-grade math also got a boost to 92 percent in 2011 from 88 percent last year.
“The Georgia Performance Standards which have been phased in over the last five years have provided a more rigorous curriculum for our students; and we are particularly proud of the way our students and teachers are continuing to have outstanding results,” said Cherokee County School Superintendent Dr. Frank Petruzielo in a letter releasing the results. “We look forward to even more progress in the future.”
The CRCT is a state mandated test required to be passed by third-, fifth- and eighth-grade students to advance to the next grade level.
Third-graders take a reading test while fifth- and eighth-graders take a reading and math test.
The percentage of fifth-and eighth-grade students passing the reading test remained the same over the past two years. Ninety-five percent of fifth-grade students passed reading, while 98 percent of eighth-grade students passed.
The Cherokee County School System has about 3,100 fifth graders and about 2,700 eighth grade students.
The only drop in the scores came in third-grade reading.
Ninety-six percent of Cherokee third-graders passed the test, compared to 97 percent in 2010.
There are about 3,000 third-grade students in Cherokee schools.