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Why are Fulton Science Academy CRCT scores lees than a local public middle school? Especially in Math and Science?? Got the data below from GaDoE.

Asked by Mysticbubbles, Alpharetta, GA Wed Aug 31, 2011

8th Grade - CRCT Science 88.1 Percent
8th Grade - CRCT Mathematics 88.24 Percent

River Trail Middle School
8th Grade - CRCT Mathematics 97.46 Percent
8th Grade - CRCT Science 88.1 Percent

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FSA math and science 98%
River Trail math and science 96%
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Dec 18, 2011
I just went to Abner's site - he is an expert! Great answer.

Mysticbubbles, "why" is a question that, when asked, becomes incredibly subjective and loaded with emotional attachment, don't you agree?

I always ask "what are the reasons" in lieu of "why?"

So, what are the reasons, Mysticbubbles?

I'll just state that you are not going to find out those reasons in a comprehensive fashion here on Trulia Voices...get all up in the grills of some of these educators and ask them yourself, face to face...
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 1, 2011
Hi, good morning. I also went to the GA DOE site and found these 2011 AYP-related reports for River Trail,… and FSA,… I also found these reports cards that give other data, although only to 2010 - for FSA,… and for River Trail,…

I could not find the disaggregated data for 8th graders, but I agree that River Trail has done a nice job with its students, at least as suggested by 2011 AYP data. It is also three times the size of FSA - one grade level at River Trail is the same size as the entire FSA student body. Larger schools can have their own issues when it comes to attaining AYP-related benchmarks; that does not seem true for River Trail.

Without visiting either school, I do not have an answer to your query. 2011 AYP data show that both schools have made AYP, with Meets + Exceeds for all subgroups at both schools at 90% and above, except for River Trail's Students with Disabilities subgroup, which was at 76.9%.
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