With only a handful of exceptions, most local 3rd, 5th and 8th grade students did about the same or better this spring on the annual CRCT testing.
The tests, which measure core competency in five areas of study, are being phased out after this year for a new test to be instituted by the state next year.
But for this year, most Jackson County School System and Jefferson City School System students had failure rates at about the same level as last year. Most of the local failure rates were in the single digits for both systems.
In 8th grade math, Jefferson students again ranked high as the number three system in the state out of 183 listed with the lowest failure rate of just 3.6 percent.