Education: Schools in Calhoun, Polk County and Chattooga County among those identified as those in need of additional support, improvement.

Education: Schools in Calhoun, Polk County and Chattooga County among those identified as those in need of additional support, improvement.

Media release: The Georgia Department of Education has released the 2019-20 lists of Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) and Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) schools, along with the list of schools who made the improvements needed to exit CSI or TSI status. From 2018 to 2019, 47 schools made the necessary improvements to exit CSI-lowest 5 percent status, CSI-low graduation rate status, or TSI status.

Schools Identified for Additional Support (CSI and TSI)

Under ESSA, states are required to identify schools in need of additional support. CSI schools fall into one or both of the following categories:

  • Lowest 5%: Title I schools that, when ranked according to their three-year CCRPI average, are among the lowest performing 5% of Title I schools in the state
  • Low Graduation Rate: High schools with a four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate less than or equal to 67%

Local schools in that list include:

  • Chattooga Academy, with a graduation rate of less than 67 percent.

TSI schools fall into one of the following categories:

  • Consistently Underperforming Subgroup: The school has at least one subgroup performing in the lowest 5% of all schools in at least 50% of CCRPI components.
  • Additional Targeted Support: Among all schools identified in the “Consistently Underperforming Subgroup” category, the school has at least one subgroup that is performing in the lowest 5% of schools in all CCRPI components.

Local schools in that list include:

  • Calhoun Middle School.
  • Eastside Elementary (Polk County)

The Georgia Department of Education’s Office of School Improvement works directly with CSI schools and provides assistance to help them improve the educational outcomes of their students. School districts are charged with providing supports to TSI schools, while the state provides professional learning and targeted technical assistance.


Schools Exiting the Lowest 5% and Other Designations

Twenty-six schools made the improvements necessary to exit the lowest 5% of schools or CSI-low graduation rate status, and another 21 made the improvements necessary to exit TSI status, for a total of 47 schools. No local schools are identified.

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