MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - When you were in school, did you ever just want to dance away your worries before taking a big standardized test? Students at Williams Elementary in Macon got to do just that today.
With the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test looming, students, staff and parents got a chance to get ready for it in a special pep rally.
Students got pumped with chants, cheers, dancing, and musical guests--including CMD styles, who happens to be a former Williams Elementary student.
Faculty members believe proper motivation will get the school the results it needs.
"Today is about just motivating our boys and girls---you can do your best regardless of the test, or any situation that may occur, you can do your best," says faculty member Shandrina Griffin-Stewart. Apparently, the pep rally worked. Students say they do feel motivated.
"I plan to make an 850 or above on the CRCT, because I studied my math, science, social studies, and reading," says student Dymond Barnes.
The pep rally also included a question and answer session, featuring test-taking strategies and motivational speeches by some of the students' parents.