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.
Public schools in Georgia are preparing to receive number grades on their performance. Tuesday marks the debut of the College and Career Ready Performance Index. The new system is meant to be a more comprehensive measure of a school's performance.
The Georgia Department of Education plans to give parents a detailed look at schools' performance. The department will release grades for schools and districts under a new system meant to go beyond just standardized tests.
A long-underperforming Savannah high school appears to be making good on its federal turnaround money. Beach High School hasn't met academic standards for Adequate Yearly Progress since the No Child Left Behind Law was passed nine years ago. Based on test results, though, officials say, they believe Beach will make AYP for the first time ever.
Many Georgia schools today are reacting to news that they did not meet Adequate Yearly Progress required under Federal No Child Left Behind standards. Not a single high school in the Rome area of northwest Georgia made the mark.
More than a third of Georgia’s public schools aren’t meeting federal benchmarks for education. Georgia’s overall Adequate Yearly Progress or AYP is down from last year. State Superintendent John Barge attributes the decline to an ever-increasing academic bar.
Big changes are in store for one of Savannah's worst public schools. The new principal at Groves High School on Monday was scheduled to tell parents about a plan to turn around one of three Savannah schools where officials fired half the teachers in a bid to boost performance. Groves had been on No Child Left Behind's Needs Improvement list for five years.