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Annual CRCT period under way
Haw Creek Elementary fifth-grader Matthew Altis plays the drums for his classmates during a CRCT pep rally at the school. - photo by Autumn McBride
Forsyth County elementary and middle school students are in the thick of the reading and language arts portions of their annual state exams this week.But the weekend offers just a short break for the third- through eighth-graders taking the Criterion Referenced Competency Test.On April 19, students will resume the CRCT with the math, science and social studies portions.“All year long they work on the standards and the CRCT is just a celebration of what they’ve learned,” said Jennifer Vanderbunt, assistant principal at Haw Creek Elementary School. “It’s a chance for them to show what they know.”Teachers have been preparing students for the exams, giving sample tests and following pacing charts and state standards to ensure all the information is covered. The exam results give information on academic achievement at the student, class, school, system and state levels.