Douglas County CCRPI Averages Above State for All Levels
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Thursday, December 08, 2016
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The Douglas County School System (DCSS) ranked above the state average on the 2016 CCRPI (College and Career Ready Performance Index) scores released on December 8, 2016, by the Georgia Department of Education. DCSS scores exceeded the state averages on elementary, middle and high 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.

“We are pleased with our overall gains. The improvements seen in Achievement Points are encouraging,” said Chief Academic Officer Pam Nail.  “Sixty percent of our elementary, 100% of our middle and 100% of our high schools improved in this area. Work has already begun to look in to why the small number of schools did not show improvement in Achievement Points. We have been and will continue to work with school leaders on understanding all components of the CCRPI and specific strategies that can be employed to support our efforts in better preparing students for college or the work place. While the CCRPI score is important to us, how prepared students are when they leave us after high school is more important. As our school system Vision reads, we want our students to become responsible individuals, independent thinkers, and productive citizens.”  

“Teachers, schools, parents and our district work together to set high expectations for students,” said Superintendent Dr. Gordon Pritz. “The CCRPI, as well as other state and national tests, serves as an affirmation of those efforts but should not be viewed as a single source of validation for student achievement or teacher success. Teachers work tirelessly with their students in and out of the classroom, where going the extra mile is the norm. They get involved with special projects for students, like the Georgia Gravity Games. They provide tutoring outside of normal work hours, and they encourage, sponsor, engage and champion our students. Students, in addition to their academic pursuits, care for the community, hosting food and clothing drives for the needy and lending a hand whenever possible. These efforts are not a part of a student or school’s grade or state accountability measure, but they are a huge part of what makes students, staff and schools ultimately succeed. We pledge to continue working as a cohesive unit to increase student achievement and involvement in the classroom and the community.”

The average DCSS elementary CCRPI score is 79.3. That is 7.6 points above the state average. Ten of 20 elementary schools increased their score from the previous year, some with significant increases. Those elementary schools and points increased are: Bill Arp, 12.1, Winston, 9.3, Mount Carmel, 6.7, South Douglas, 4.9, Dorsett Shoals, 3.9, Annette Winn, 1.4, Arbor Station, .7, Mason Creek, .4, Holly Springs, .4, and Eastside, .3. Overall, the DCSS elementary school average CCRPI score decreased 2.6 points but has remained well above the state average for elementary schools.

The DCSS middle school average CCRPI scores increased for the second year in a row with a .7 point increase. The point increases for our middle schools are: Yeager, 7.3 points; Fairplay, 6.7 points; Stewart, 2.5 points; Factory Shoals, 2.3 points; Chestnut Log, 2.1 points and Tuner, .2 point. The high school average CCRPI score increased for the second year in a row with an increase of 1.2 points which is 3.3 points higher than the state average.  Alexander High School increased by 12.4 points, and Chapel Hill High increased by 1.7 points.

The DCSS district score for all schools for 2016 is 77.6, four points above the state score of 73.6. The two prior year district scores for DCSS were also above the state average: 78.3 for 2015 compared to 75.5 for the state and 72.5 for 2014 compared to 72.3 for the state.

CCRPI encompasses multiple indicators. Achievement indicators constitute 50 points of the total CCRPI score.

Elementary School CCRPI includes the following achievement indicators:

·         Percent of students scoring at Developing Learner or above on Georgia Milestones in ELA, math, science and social studies,

·         English Language Learners showing positive growth on ACCESS. ACCESS is a standards-based, criterion referenced English language proficiency tests for English language learners,

·         Students with disabilities served in the general education environment for more than 80% of the school day,

·         Lexile measures for 3rd grade and 5th grade students. Lexiles match a student’s reading ability with the difficulty of text material,

·         Students in grades 1-5 completing Georgia’s 17 Career Cluster lessons,

·         Student attendance and

·         Percent of students in grades 3– 5 scoring at Proficient or Distinguished Learner on Georgia Milestones.

Middle School CCRPI includes the following achievement indicators:

·         Percent of students scoring at Developing Learner or above on Georgia Milestones in ELA, math, science and social studies,

·         English Language Learners showing positive growth on ACCESS,

·         Students with disabilities served in the general education environment for more than 80% of the school day,

·         Lexile measures for8th grade students at 1050 or higher on Georgia Milestones ELA,

·         Students completing 2 or more state defined career assessments and a state defined individual Graduation Plan by the end of grade 8,

·         Student attendance and

·         Percent of students in grades 6 – 8 scoring at Proficient or Distinguished Leaner on Georgia Milestones.

High School CCRPI includes the following achievement indicators:

·         Percent of students scoring at Developing Learner or above the Georgia Milestones in 9th Grade Literature, American Literature, Algebra I, Coordinate Algebra, Geometry, Analytic Geometry, Physical Science, Biology, U.S. History and Economics,

·         Percent of students completing a CTAE (Career, Technical and Agricultural Education) pathway and earning a national industry recognized credential,

·         College readiness graduates (graduates entering college not requiring remediation) ACT scores of 22 or higher, SAT scores at least 1550 out of 2400, etc.,

·         Percent of graduates earning credits for accelerated enrollment,

·         Percent of students scoring at Meets or Exceeds on the Georgia High School Writing Test,

·         Lexile measures at 1275 on the Georgia Milestones American Literature,

·         Percent of students scoring at Proficient or Distinguished Learner on Georgia Milestones,

·         Student attendance,

·         4 Year cohort graduation rate and

·         5 Year cohort graduation rate.

All schools receive additional points based on:

·         Student growth - Progress Points: Up to 40 points,

·         Closing the achievement gap – Achievement Gap: Up to 10 points,

·         Performance of economically disadvantaged, students with disabilities and English/Language Learners – labeled ED/EL/SWD Performance Points: Up to 10 points.

Schools have the opportunity to earn 110 points through the above mentioned indicators as well as bonus points through Exceeding the Bar options.

A PDF of district and school CCRPI scores is available.

Scores for all school districts in Georgia are available at http://ccrpi.gadoe.org.

More information on CCRPI can be found on the Georgia Department of Education website - www.gadoe.org

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