Adequate Yearly Progress - No Child Left Behind
Updated AYP shows 4 more schools make AYP; 82% of GSCS making AYP
GRIFFIN, Ga. - Four more schools have joined the original ten schools making 2009 Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). These schools are Anne Street Elementary, Atkinson Elementary, Beaverbrook Elementary, and Kennedy Road Middle. They join Cowan Road Elementary, Crescent Elementary, Futral Road Elementary, Jackson Road Elementary, Jordan Hill Elementary, Moore Elementary, Moreland Road Elementary, Orrs Elementary, Carver Road Middle and Taylor Street Middle in making AYP in 2009.
The new AYP status reflects the higher scores of students in grades 3, 5, and 8 who were re-tested in June on the CRCT as well as results from school and system appeals. The final AYP report shows 82% of Griffin-Spalding schools made AYP compared with 70% last year. By figuring in the summer CRCT retest scores and appeals, the number of Griffin-Spalding schools making AYP for 2009 rose from 58% to 82%.
Superintendent Dr. Curtis Jones said, "Congratulations to these additional schools for making AYP. This success reflects the dedication of parents and teachers working with their students and the students' focus on the retest. We are daring to do better!"
July 28, 2009
Initial AYP report for Griffin-Spalding shows ten schools met goals
GRIFFIN, Ga. - When the Georgia Department of Education released the official Adequate Yearly Progress reports this month, it showed 10 of 17 Griffin-Spalding County schools made AYP, which is identical to the system's initial status last year. The schools that have made AYP on this initial report are Cowan Road Elementary, Crescent Elementary, Futral Road Elementary, Jackson Road Elementary, Jordan Hill Elementary, Moore Elementary, Moreland Road Elementary, Orrs Elementary, Carver Road Middle, and Taylor Street Middle School.
Denise Burrell, Assistant Superintendent of Instruction said, "Because of CRCT retest scores, we anticipate several more schools making AYP when results for the second round are released."
"The report shows our high school graduation rate increased from 64.3% to 68.2%, which is almost a 4% increase," Burrell said. "The only subgroup whose rate did not increase is students with disabilities.
"As a system, we saw a slight increase in all subgroups on the CRCT in math; we saw decreases in all subgroups on the CRCT in English/language arts; and we saw decreases in all subgroups except white students on the Georgia High School Graduation Tests in math and English/language arts.
"This year's results show our system is in Needs Improvement Year 2, which means we must implement an action plan. The plan will address the areas where we must make progress in order to make AYP as a system."
Plan for improvement
Mrs. Burrell said, "There are strategies in place that are working that will continue such as credit recovery programs and remediation for the high school graduation test. "Our intention is to improve reading scores for all students through the use of these strategies and programs:
"We plan to use these programs and strategies to improve math scores:
AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) is part of the federal No Child Left Behind requirements. AYP is determined in three areas: test participation, academic performance, and second indicator. The test participation and academic performance is calculated for grades 3-8 on the English/language arts and math portions of the CRCT and for 11th grade students on the English/language arts and math portions of the GHSGT.
2008 UPDATE - Five more Griffin-Spalding schools make AYP
The new AYP results come from students in grades 3, 5, and 8 whose summer retest scores from the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) were high enough to meet standards as well as from school and system appeals.
The final AYP report mandated by the federal No Child Left Behind Act shows that 70% of Griffin-Spalding schools made AYP compared with 76% last year.
The Georgia Department of Education acknowledges that it was harder for all schools to make AYP. The percentage of students that had to pass state tests in math, reading and English went up for all grade levels.
Students were also doing more rigorous work and taking more rigorous tests, especially in math. State Superintendent Kathy Cox said, "Our new curriculum definitely sets higher expectations, and some students simply needed a little more time to master the work. Once the results of summer retests were added, we saw the AYP numbers improve dramatically."
By figuring in the summer CRCT retest scores, the number of Griffin-Spalding schools making AYP rose from 41% to 70%.
Superintendent Dr. Jesse Bradley said, "Congratulations to these additional schools for making AYP. We appreciate parents who saw that their students went to summer school and did their best on the retest. As the percentage rises for the number of students who must pass the CRCT for their school to make AYP, we know our school community will join us in putting forth their best effort."
New AYP report shows Griffin-Spalding County graduation rate up 8%
Today, when the Georgia Department of Education released the official AYP determinations, the Griffin-Spalding County School System results were up in some areas and down in others.
The graduation rate for the system increased from 55% to 63.5% this year. The graduation rate increased 11% at Griffin High School alone.
"The number of graduates from A.Z. Kelsey Academy helped increase our system graduation rate," said Denise Burrell, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction. "Our graduation rate increased in the subgroups of all students, black students, white students, students with disabilities and economically disadvantaged students.
To view the report school by school, please visit the Georgia AYP website.