The outcome of the current analysis appears much more encouraging than the 2009 results, both for the Griffin-Spalding County School System and the state of Georgia.
In both years, the analysis has focused on wrong-to-right erasures for reading, math and English/language arts, said Assistant Superintendent Denise Burrell during Tuesday’s Griffin-Spalding County Board of Education meeting, where she presented the 2010 CRCT Erasure Analysis to board members.
CTB, the state vendor performing the analysis, flags classrooms that show a deviation of wrong-to-right answers compared to the state average, with each actual classroom counting as three — one for each subject.
A school stays clear of concern when zero to 5 percent of its classrooms are flagged. Six to 10 percent of flagged classrooms is considered “minimal concern,” 11 to 24 percent falls into the “moderate concern” category, and 25 percent or more classrooms flagged poses a severe concern.
After the release of the 2009 CRCT results, which were later investigated by the school system, which found no security breaches or protocol violations, Atkinson and Moore elementary schools were placed in the “severe concern” category, and Anne Street and Moreland Road elementary schools were considered “minimal concern.”
OSA’s current CRCT analysis shows that no school in the school system was in the severe or moderate concern category, and only one school — Jackson Road Elementary School — was placed in the “minimal concern” category, with 6.1 percent of its classrooms flagged.
“We don’t have to do any investigations,” said Burrell, adding that the only measure to be taken in regard to Jackson Road Elementary is to rotate its teachers for the 2011 CRCT.