One of the things Georgia got out from under when it obtained a No Child Left Behind waiver was the Adequate Yearly Progress grading system. Yesterday the State Department of Education announced the grades for schools and systems under the grading system that replaced AYP. WSB reports on the new system called Georgia College and Career Ready Performance Index.
State School Superintendent John Barge says it’s based on a 100 point scale measuring three areas: achievement (70 points), progress made (15 points), and achievement gap (15 points).
Schools with a significant number of poor, disabled, and English learning students can earn an additional ten points if those students are meeting expectations.
“In A.Y.P., it’s either you pass or you don’t and that could be a very wide range,” says Barge. “This paints a clearer picture of where schools are within that range.”
The first report is based on data from the 2011-2012 school year and finds on average the state’s elementary schools scored 83.4 points. Its middle schools scored 81.4 and its high schools scored 72.6.
Scoring well above the average were City of Decatur and Gwinnett County schools and scoring below were DeKalb, Clayton, and City of Atlanta schools.
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