August 21, 2018

Heard County Schools shine in Georgia CCRPI Scores

(Franklin, GA) — The Georgia Department of Education released the state-wide College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) scores last Thursday and the Heard County School System once again led the way in the West GA area.

The Heard County Elementary and Middle School district averages were at the top of area school districts, and the Heard County Middle district average was the best in the entire state of Georgia.

2016 CCRPI         HEARD         GA AVERAGE
Elementary         88         71.7
Middle         92.4         71.5
High         84.7         75.7
Combined Scores         88.2         73.6

The CCRPI report is a complex comprehensive school improvement, accountability, and communication platform for all educational stakeholders that helps promote college and career readiness for all Georgia public school students.

It was implemented in 2012 to replace No Child Left Behind’s Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) measurement, after the U.S. Department of Education granted Georgia’s waiver from NCLB.

“We couldn’t be happier with the results of the 2016 CCRPI!  We are pleased to see continued growth at all three levels in our school system,” said Heard County Associate Superintendent Rodney Kay this week. “The results are confirmation that we are continuing to move in the right direction for our children.”

Over the past year, the calculations have been re-evaluated to include changes in weight, assessment scores, and performance targets. The weight for the three main components is 50% achievement, 40% progress, and 10% gap.

“The state continues to tinker with the percentages on how these scores are calculated, and we continue to improve,” Kay added. “We owe all of that to our hard-working teachers who have bought into our instructional process in Heard County. Congratulations go out to all of our students, parents, teachers, administrators and community supporters of the Heard County School System.”

Leading the way among the local elementary schools was Ephesus Elementary with an outstanding score of 98.0, an improvement of 3.7 points over 2015.

The local elementary school district score is even more impressive considering the statewide results show elementary schools on average scoring 71.7 points on the 0 to 110 point scale, a 4.3 point drop from the 2014-15 school year.

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