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.
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.