Georgia's College and Career Ready Performance Index Released
May 7, 2013--- State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge today released the first-ever Georgia College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) that measures schools and school districts on an easy-to-understand 100 point scale. The CCRPI is the new accountability system that replaces the No Child Left Behind Adequate Yearly Program (AYP) measure.
Griffin-Spalding's results showed a CCRPI score of 69.6 for all elementary schools, a 69.9 for middle schools and a 61.8 for high schools. Georgia scores show elementary schools at 83.4; middle schools - 81.4 and high schools - 72.6.
Superintendent Dr. Curtis Jones said, "The system's results showed that we are making progress but we still have work to do. Additionally the actions we have taken are working. The CCRPI final score combines an Achievement score, a Progress score and an Achievement Gap score. Our bright spot was the almost 10 point score (out of a possible 15 points) in the Progress score category. This score describes a student's growth on state tests relative to other students statewide with similar prior achievement. "
Deputy Superintendent for Instruction Denise Burrell said, "An area we can improve is in science. The $7.5M grant we have with Georgia Tech will help us not only with STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) at the high school but at the middle school level as well. Additionally our Race to the Top Grant focused on our lowest achieving schools. Both Cowan Road Middle School and Griffin High School scores are encouraging. The School Improvement Grant that Griffin High School received is showing positive results.
"Another category measures the number of students with disabilities being served 80% of the time in a general education environment. We received maximum number of points (10) in elementary, middle and high. The success we are having in serving students in a less-restrictive environment and increasing the number of students who are co-taught in the regular education classroom is reflected in our Progress and Achievement scores, which show the progress of students in sub-groups.
"Our writing scores in elementary and middle school lowered our overall Achievement score. Under the Adequate Yearly Progress measure, the focus for reported scores was reading, English language arts and math. This is the first time science and social studies and writing scores have factored into measuring our Achievement score.
"Our School Improvement Plans for next year show the emphasis that we are placing on writing. There are many things we can do to improve, and we are focused on those."
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