The results come from a new school-grading system that replaces No Child Left Behind measurements, called the College and Career Ready Performance Index or CCRPI. State Superintendent John Barge says a more-rigorous Algebra test is one reason high school scores dropped 1 point.
Local school officials around the state are reacting to new education progress reports. The College and Career Ready Performance Index released this week is Georgia's new measure of how schools are faring. A school official in Savannah-Chatham County says the numbers paint a better picture than the old standard of Adequate Yearly Progress.