Teachers, students and parents in Georgia are in for some changes in the coming school year. The state is swapping the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) for a new, harder exam.
The Georgia Measures of Academic Progress, or GMAP, will administered in grades 3 through 8.
The test is expected to have fewer multiple choice questions than the CRCT.
The state is also raising the number of questions students must answer correctly in order to pass.
Another major change: the CRCT administered with teachers as proctors. The new test will eventually be given entirely online.
Early County administrators are being briefed on the changes to Georgia testing standards this week.