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State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge today released the 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 accountability system that replaces the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) measurement in Georgia.

The Index has been designed around a comprehensive definition of college and career readiness, or the level of achievement required in order for a student to enroll in two or four year colleges and universities and technical colleges without remediation, fully prepared for college level work and careers. This means that all students graduate from high school with both rigorous content knowledge and the ability to apply that knowledge.

The Index includes scores that easily communicate to the public how a school is performing. Each school receives a score based on 100 points, similar to what students receive in their classes.  

A school and district’s overall score is made up of three major areas: Achievement (60 points possible), Progress (25 points possible) and Achievement Gap (15 points possible). In addition to the three major areas, schools can receive “Challenge Points” to add to their score (up to 10 points). They receive these points if they have a significant number of Economically Disadvantaged students, English Learner students and Students with Disabilities meeting expectations. Schools can also receive points for going beyond the targets of the CCRPI by challenging students to exceed expectations and participate in college and career ready programs.

The Index supports the state’s and Newton County School System’s core educational principles:

•             exemplary student achievement that prepares all for success in college and careers

•             effective teaching and leadership in all schools

•             innovative school improvement, particularly in low performing schools

•             reduction in the duplicative reporting requirements for local school districts

 

Last year was the first year CCRPI data was released. It was intended that the 2012 data would be considered the state’s “study year” so comparisons to 2013 data would be invalid. So that comparisons could be made, the state went back and recalculated the 2012 data to reflect the new CCRPI expectations so that a comparison of 2012 and 2013 data would be, “apples to apples” so to speak. It’s important to note that the data being released today is for the 2012-2013 school year—not the current school year.

“Overall, I am pleased that our schools continue to demonstrate steady improvement, and the district, as a whole, is keeping pace with the rest of the state,” said NCSS Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey. “I am proud of the hard work and dedication of our school and district staff and leaders. We pledge to continue to work diligently to ensure our students are well-prepared for options beyond high school.”

Newton County School System’s CCRPI Results are as follows:

Georgia College & Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI)

SCHOOL/GRADE LEVEL

2012
RECALCULATED SCORE

2013 SCORE

NCSS OVERALL

73.4

75.2

STATE OVERALL

74.1

75.8

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

East Newton

79.7

85.4

Fairview

57.2

74.6

Flint Hill

61.4

69.1

Heard-Mixon

83.6

74.3

Live Oak

77.4

76.9

Livingston

67.8

69.9

Mansfield

83.4

84.8

Middle Ridge

70.5

71.8

NCTS @ Ficquett

89.8

93.8

Oak Hill

70.2

72.7

Porterdale

52

71.4

Rocky Plains

71.2

87.8

South Salem

59

75.2

West Newton

73.4

73.6

NCSS ELEMENTARY TOTAL

71.5

77.5

STATE ELEMENTARY TOTAL

74.9

78.5

MIDDLE SCHOOLS

Clements

69.5

83.8

Cousins

64.4

75.4

Indian Creek

71.2

74.6

Liberty

74.9

77.2

NCTS @ Ficquett

82

99.6

Veterans Memorial

72.1

66.6

NCSS MIDDLE TOTAL

70.1

76

STATE MIDDLE TOTAL

73.9

75

HIGH SCHOOLS

Alcovy

75.6

69.1

Eastside

80.2

81.1

Newton

78.4

69.8

NCSS HIGH TOTALS

78.6

69.4

STATE HIGH TOTALS

73

72

*2013 scores in green represent an increase over 2012 scores.

As indicated in the chart, all but six schools showed improvement on the 2013 CCRPI report. In addition, the school system’s overall elementary and middle school scores increased in 2013—as did the overall system score. At the district level, only the high school CCRPI scores decreased in 2013.

“Many people have worked hard to make sure the CCRPI provides the most accurate, effective measure possible of the work schools are doing to prepare students for success,” Georgia School Superintendent Dr. John Barge said. “This is an index that is both comprehensive and simple to understand, and it is an important component of our efforts to ensure that all students graduate from high school ready for whatever they choose to do, whether that be going to college, joining the military, or immediately beginning a career.” 

For more information, contact Ms. Sherri Davis-Viniard, Director of Public Relations for Newton County Schools at davis-viniard.sherri@newton.k12.ga.us.

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