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These students aced the CRTs

What’s a perfect score on an “intelligence” test? It’s not just an A or an A+ but literally every answer known and marked perfectly on the answer sheet. Nye County students from third to eighth grades were awarded medals of accomplishment for those scores by Nye County School Superintendent Dale Norton and the Nye County School District Board of Trustees on Aug. 13.

Some of the students had achieved perfect scores in more than one subject in math, science and reading, or a combination. Writing is no longer part of the test.

Most adults who went through elementary, middle and high school remember tests with a less than favorable feeling.

They had different names than the CRT (Criterion Referenced Test), now given in Nevada, but the scenarios ring a bell: Cleared desk, scratch paper for math, a number two pencil with a good eraser, and hopefully, great eyesight because going from question to a pencil mark in a tiny circle on the answer sheet is no easier today than it ever was.

The CRTs are given at the end of the school year and this year more students had perfect scores in the test results, both in the state of Nevada, and here in the Nye County School District.

In a special event held at the August meeting of the Nye County School District Board meeting, proud parents gathered with their children who achieved perfect scores in one or more subjects to receive a medal of achievement.

Eighteen students were honored for math, reading, and science.

Assistant Superintendent Dr. Kim Friel noted there has been consistent improvement in both scores and numbers of students achieving them over the last several years. She said, “There is every reason to believe this trend will continue.”

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