Special to SEGAZINE
So long, CRCT. Hello, GMAP.
The state Board of Education voted today to have a firm develop a standardized test to replace the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test, which has been given to Georgia students for the past 14 years.
The new test, which will be called the Georgia Measures of Achievement and Progress, will be offered at the end of the upcoming school year.
While the name of the new test is known, other key facts – namely, which firm will develop the test and how much it will cost Georgia taxpayers – remain unknown. State procurement rules forbid the state Department of Education from disclosing the firm or the costs until the contract is reviewed by the Georgia Department of Administrative Services.