Georgia’s Department of Education recently issued a newer, easier to follow system to measure the performance of schools and school districts. It's called the College Career Ready Performance Index. It grades schools on a 0-100 point scale and replaces the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) measurement. It’s tempting to look at a school that has scored a 52 and suffer a heart attack - especially if that school is where your child attends. The good news about the scoring system is that it is based on specific indicators rather than just test scores. Based on that data, schools parents and students have a clearer understanding of what needs to be improved. You’ll find the criteria for how schools are measured in this post How Does Your School Score?. Here is the full list of how schools and districts performed.
What were some of the districts with the highest scores?
What were some of the districts with the lowest scores?
Again don’t fret over the numbers. Some of these schools are receiving additional challenge points when economically disadvantaged students, English Learner students and Students with disabilities meeting expectations. Also the Georgia DOE notes that “Beginning in 2013-2014, schools will also receive ratings based on their financial efficiency and school climate, but these ratings will be for the public’s information only and will not factor into the school’s overall CCRPI score."