Education: 2018 College and Career Ready Performance Index scores posted. See how Floyd County, Rome, Cartersville, Bartow, Calhoun and Gordon County schools did vs. state averages.

Education: 2018 College and Career Ready Performance Index scores posted. See how Floyd County, Rome, Cartersville, Bartow, Calhoun and Gordon County schools did vs. state averages.




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Media release: The Georgia Department of Education on Monday released the 2018 College and Career Ready Performance Index scores. As part of Georgia’s state plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) – the replacement for No Child Left Behind – the state was able to make improvements to the CCRPI calculation. The 2018 CCRPI is the first to use the new calculation – meaning comparisons between the 2018 CCRPI and any other year are not possible or valid. The overall state score on the 2018 CCRPI was 76.6, with scores of 77.8 for elementary schools, 76.2 for middle schools, and 75.3 for high schools. Expanded release

Floyd County Schools  ranked above the state average on the 2018 College and Career Ready Performance Index scores released earlier today by the Georgia Department of Education. FCS scores exceeded the state’s averages on elementary and middle school levels. All public schools in Georgia are assessed utilizing the CCRPI, a comprehensive school improvement, accountability, and communication platform that promotes college and career readiness for students.

Note that due to the changes in CCRPI components and indicators, as well as the weighting of components, an apples-to-apples comparison of CCRPI scores from 2017 to 2018 cannot be made. However, there are several data points (such as performance on state assessments and graduation rates) that remain the same and can be used for comparison and to track trends.

It is important to look beyond the total score for each school and study the components and indicators, as they have a real story to tell about student performance. Content Mastery, Progress, Closing Gaps, Readiness, and Graduation Rates each has a different lens for understanding what is happening in a school.

“As a system, we are pleased to have bested the state average in consecutive years,” said John Parker, Assistant Superintendent and Chief Academic Officer. “The progress category which measures student growth continues to be an area of strength for FCS.” The Floyd scores:

The FCS district score for all schools for 2018 is 77.5, almost a point above the state score of 76.6. This is the third time and second consecutive year FCS has exceeded the state score since CCRPI began in 2013.

The average FCS elementary CCRPI score is 79.8, which is 2 points above the elementary schools state average.

The FCS middle school average CCRPI score increased by 4.3 points and is slightly above the state score.

The FCS high school average of 74.9 was just slightly behind the state average.

“I’m proud of all of our students, teachers, and administrators for their hard work,” said Superintendent Dr. Jeff Wilson. “As a school system, we saw some areas where we grew and some areas where we need to improve. CCRPI is a moving target. I don’t believe any one single measure should dictate the feelings of a school system being perceived as a good system or a poor system. We will continue to look at CCRPI as it changes and do what we need to do in order to improve.”

More information on CCRPI and scores for all school districts in Georgia can be found on the Georgia Department of Education website here.

FLOYD COUNTY SCHOOLS.  District score: 77.5

ROME CITY SCHOOLS: District score, 74.8.

The Rome City School district scores had significant increases from 71.7 in 2017 to 74.8 in 2018.

“We continue to work with all of our students which is evident by the fact they are growing and making progress each year,” said Dr. Leslie Dixon, Director of School Improvement for Rome City Schools. “The data also indicates that our English Learners are making significant progress. At the elementary level, 98.69 percent of English learners made progress towards English language proficiency. All elementary subgroups at the system level met their targets in the ‘closing the gaps’ standard in math, and English Learners exceeded the targets in all content areas at the elementary level.”

Louis Byars, Rome City Schools Superintendent, said that overall, he was pleased with the scores. “West Central Elementary increased their CCRPI score by 10 points, and East Central Elementary’s score increased by six points,” Byars said. “School scores help us to identify where we need to focus our improvements. There was also an increase in our elementary and Rome Middle School scores and, when we compare our scores to the state, we are seeing some good progress. High school scores decreased across the state, and Rome High School was no exception. This decrease for RHS is attributed to the change in the new formula used when scoring.”


BARTOW COUNTY SCHOOLS. District score: 78.7.

CALHOUN CITY SCHOOLS: District score: 76.4.

Media release: There are many positive highlights for Calhoun City Schools when reviewing the CCRPI reports recently released for the system and the respective schools.  In Content Mastery, all of Calhoun Elementary School’s subgroups met the improvement targets in English Language Arts and Mathematics which produced a Progress Score of 98.1 (state average 84.4).  Calhoun Middle School received a 5 Star Climate Rating of 93.3 directly correlated to satisfactory school safety and attendance rates which are foundational for a successful educational system.  Calhoun High School earned 13.9 points higher than the state average in Closing Gaps on the report which demonstrates improvements in student performance for all student subgroups.  We are proud that all schools received 5 star climate ratings.

As a school system, Calhoun City continues to maintain a 97.6% graduation rate which is a true testament of success for the school system.  Although CCRPI data is promising, Calhoun City Schools maintains a focus on student success after graduation.  A high performing school system will see students that are high performing once leaving the school system.  For the CCS mission to be fulfilled, students must be successful when leaving Calhoun City to enter the work force, higher institutes of learning and our community.

CCRPI is one indicator that provides feedback based on a multitude of factors, but is most heavily weighted on the assessments contained in the milestone program. What can we immediately take from the surface level:

School climate ratings at all schools is a 5 star rating, which is based on discipline, survey feedback, safe and substance-free learning, and attendance rates.

There are four components that make up a CCRPI score for elementary schools: Content Mastery, Progress, Closing Gaps and Readiness.  All four of these are detailed on the full report.  Most notable for CPS and CES is the Progress component.  CPS was 94.3 compared to state at 84.4 and CES 98.1. Overall gains were made from 2017 CCRPI (75.5) to 2018 (81.9)

College and career readiness at CHS is 80.7, which is 7.3 points above the state average.

GORDON COUNTY SCHOOLS. District score: 72.3.

“While Gordon County schools showed increased content mastery scores in many areas, the district is not where it would like to be in overall scores in regard to closing the gap for students in all areas. However, because the district was able to predict the scores it would receive, based upon the data provided at the end of the 2017-18 school year, Gordon County is already working to ensure this measure increases for the 2018-19 school year.”

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