Seven DCSS Schools Win Awards for Student Achievement
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Monday, January 09, 2017

A record number of schools in Douglas County have won 2015-2016 Single Statewide Accountability System (SSAS) awards for Highest Performing or Greatest Gains. A total of 218 Georgia public schools in 53 districts were recognized by Governor Nathan Deal on January 5, 2017.

South Douglas Elementary received the 2015-2016 SSAS award for Highest Performing in student achievement. Annette Winn, Chapel Hill, Dorsett Shoals, Eastside, Holly Springs and Winston Elementary schools were recognized as the SSAS award recipients for Greatest Gains in student achievement. The SSAS awards originated in 2007. There are four school award levels in each category: Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze.

Highest Performing

·         South Douglas Elementary – Bronze

Greatest Gains

·         Holly Springs Elementary – Platinum

·         Eastside Elementary – Gold

·         Annette Winn Elementary – Silver

·         Chapel Hill Elementary – Silver

·         Dorsett Shoals Elementary – Bronze

·         Winston Elementary – Bronze

“The consistent hard work of the school leadership, teachers, students and parents continues to show positive results for Douglas County Schools,” said Superintendent Dr. Gordon Pritz. “We are immensely pleased with the achievement recognition of seven of our elementary schools. Three years of scoring at the 93rd percentile for student achievement with a CCRPI score in the same score range was necessary for one of these awards. So many of our schools are making progress in student achievement. With the results our schools are attaining and with continued success, we anticipate that more of our schools will be recognized for their hard work.”

Highest Performing schools, such as South Douglas, must have a three year average College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) Achievement score in at least the 93rd percentile. They must also have a three-year average CCRPI Achievement Gap score at or above the 75th percentile in the state to ensure that the lowest performing 25% of a school’s student population is not falling behind. Platinum and Gold tiered schools must earn an overall CCRPI at 90 or above. Silver and Bronze tiered schools must earn a minimum of 80 on the CCRPI for three consecutive years.

Greatest Gains schools exhibit high growth in student achievement by earning a three-year average CCRPI Progress score in at least the 93rd percentile in the state. Additionally, schools must remain in the same CCRPI Single Score range over the last three years.

”To have seven schools recognized in both categories, Greatest Gains and Highest Performing, is commendable," stated Pam Nail, Chief Academic Officer for Douglas County Schools. "These awards are a testament to the commitment from our teachers, students, parents and administrators. The district continues to support, inform and update administrators and teachers regarding the ever changing CCRPI and the increased rigor required by the Georgia Milestones Assessment System (GMAS)."

 

 

Highest Performing

Criteria

Platinum

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Achievement Score Percentile   (Three-Year Average)

99th

97th

95th

93rd

CCRPI Single Score Minimum in Each Year

90.0

90.0

80.0

80.0

Achievement Gap Score Percentile   (Three- Year Average)

At or   Above the 75th Percentile

 

 

Greatest Gains

Criteria

Platinum

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Progress Score Percentile (Three-Year   Average)

99th

97th

95th

93rd

CCRPI Single Score Range

Must At Least Maintain Same Score   Range

 

CCRPI Single Score Range

90.0 and   higher

80.0 –   88.9

70.0 –   79.9

60.0 –   69.9

Lower   than 60.0

 

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