The audit released by the Georgia Department of Education on
Tuesday says questions on the math Criterion-Referenced Competency
Tests strongly matched state curriculum.
The results bolster claims by the Georgia Department of Education that math scores plummeted last spring because of harder tests and more rigorous classwork.
Nearly 40 percent of eighth-graders - about 50,000 - failed the
math CRCT this year.
State officials say the audit was a routine review and was
scheduled before the low test scores were released in May.
The audit was performed by edCount LLC.