Welcome to Garden Lakes Elementary
At Garden Lakes Elementary we believe that our purpose is to provide an educational foundation that challenges each student to maximize his or her potential. The school community will provide a safe learning environment in which children can grow to be responsible members of society.
We are “Excellence In Action” by working hard to not only meet the standards, but to exceed them! It’s our hope that you find this site easy to navigate as we work to improve communication between parents, teachers, students, and other members of our community.
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What is the purpose of the CRCT?
The CRCT is designed to measure how well students acquire the skills and knowledge described in the state adopted curriculum including the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS) in reading, English/language arts, and mathematics and the Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) in science and social studies. The assessments yield information on academic achievement at the student, class, school, system, and state levels. This information is used to diagnose individual student strengths and weaknesses as related to the instruction of the state adopted curriculum, and to gauge the quality of education throughout Georgia.
What content areas and grade levels are tested?
Georgia law, as amended by the A+ Education Reform Act of 2000, requires that all students in grades one through eight take the CRCT in the content areas of reading, English/language arts, and mathematics. Students in grades three through eight are also assessed in science and social studies. The CRCT assesses the state-adopted curriculum as defined in the CCGPS and the GPS.