PSD reviewing CRCT scores; gains in math scores

Superintendent Dr. William Hunter

The Polk School District, like other school districts around Georgia, are currently reviewing their CRCT scores and determining how to address a number of issues.

In a broad picture, the entire school system is taking a hard look at science and social studies, as those subject areas were of the most concern for the school district.

However, in grades four through eight, gains were made in reading scores.

The best numbers appeared to be in the math scores.

Fifth grade scores were at 89 percent, one percent higher than the state average.

Sixth grade math was significantly higher than the state average at 89 percent compared to the state’s 84 percent.

Despite the positive numbers, Polk School District Superintendent William Hunter says the school system still has a ways to go, especially considering that a completely new testing system will go into effect this year.

School administrators are currently reviewing the numbers from the state and will present action plans and curriculum adjustments, including increasing instructional time for science and social studies in the elementary schools.