DOE Releases New School Report Card Results

May 8, 2013 15:30 pm

by Buzz Brockway · 9 comments

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.

To see how your school or system faired fared  click here.

ptlib May 8, 2013 at 4:42 pm

“To see how your school or system faired”
How did you “fair” in your high school? Guess it wasn’t near the top of the pile.

Buzz Brockway May 8, 2013 at 6:18 pm

Thank you dear anonymous reader for pointing out my mistake in using “faired” instead of fared. I also want to thank you for going the extra mile to imply you are my intellectual superior. It’s folks like you that make America great.

griftdrift May 8, 2013 at 6:33 pm

MURICA!

Buzz Brockway May 8, 2013 at 6:45 pm

Love it or leave it.

greencracker May 8, 2013 at 7:53 pm

It’s so unfare.

Jackster May 8, 2013 at 4:58 pm

I’m glad to see graduation rates are still a part of the equation.

Do these indicators and score card style metrics make for campaign issues? I think i twould be difficult to point at a series of numbers and say, “Look at these red flags… red flags bad” than “The graduation rate is low – even for 5 years in HS.”

Given DeKalb, Gwinnett, Fulton, and Cobb’s complexity, I hope there are easily explained and utilized stats here for campaign issues.

George Chidi May 8, 2013 at 5:22 pm

DeKalb is complex. The range is surreal.

greencracker May 8, 2013 at 5:14 pm

Yesss! My chance to leave a non-sarcastic, non-cynical comment:

Huzzah to DOE for posting results in a machine-readable, OPEN DATA format, a .xls linked on their press release.
http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/External-Affairs-and-Policy/communications/Pages/PressReleaseDetails.aspx?PressView=default&pid=114

And, of course, the primer on open data:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_data

Doug Deal May 8, 2013 at 7:14 pm

Wow, Bibb at the very bottom of the list. When did this start happening?

Scored 51 for high schools.

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