j_wyn's picture

retention for failing CRCT

Is it a mandatory retention in the State of Georgia if a child fails the CRCT exam?

My child will have a private tutor this summer instead of "summer school".   If she fails the remake exam, what are my options if any?

Does she have to repeat or do we have any rights??



michelleolivares's picture

Actually, if she fails the retake, she will be retained.  You can, however, file an appeal with the school/district.  Many students are promoted this way.  What most people do not realize is that the educational system in Georgia is not to blame.  This is a direct result of George Bush's No Child Left Behind.  See, if your daughter cannot perform on grade level, the federal law states that she must be retained so that she's not "left behind" academically.  I know this sounds crazy, but the president's administration has most of the country believing that this has credit.  Go figure!