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The College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) released today shows Dougherty County Schools improved about four points over last year.

The stats show minor gains and losses, and some that were dramatic.  Lamar Reese Elementary dropped 26 points, while West Town was up 22 points.

"This is the biggest challenge with the biggest promise for our school system," said Dr. David Mosely about today's release of school performance data. "This is why I wanted to continue to lead this system – why I've said we have to have the highest quality and most caring teachers in every classroom in the county. This is why school leadership is so important."

Mosely was referring to the room for improvement in the new College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI) scores posted by the Georgia Department of Education, today. The index was created to provide a broader assessment of student and school performance and in many ways is much more comprehensive and complex than the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) performance indicators that it replaced.

It is a 100 point scale that is intended to provide an apples-to-apples comparison measure for schools across the state. The index contains achievement and progress measures for performance that describe the benchmark or current performance level and the success in moving toward improvement.

"Along with the challenge to help our students perform on or above grade level, this report has at least one indicator that shows most of our schools are moving in the right direction," said Mosely. "Of our 26 reported schools, 21 show improvement in scores from the 2012 to 2013 school years. Of the five schools that showed declines, two were closed this year, Dougherty Middle and Magnolia Elementary."

The top five schools showing improvement in the Dougherty County School System in this report are elementary schools, West Town, Jackson Heights, Turner, Martin Luther King, Jr.; and Northside. West Town posted a 22.2 point gain.

All four high schools showed performance improvement on the report, led by Albany High School with a 10.3 point gain in performance over the two-year period. Robert Cross Middle Magnet School narrowly led the middle schools with improvement points.

"We are working hard and seeking new ways to improve student achievement," said Dr. Ufot Inyang, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction. "Under Dr. Mosely's leadership we have been able to invest more in our student improvement at every level. And, there is much more improvement expected on the horizon with early intervention for reading performance, early behavior improvement options, dropout reduction collaborations with higher learning institutions and school improvement and parent engagement initiatives."

Information about the methodology and rationale for CCRPI accountability is available on the Georgia Department of Education web site at www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Accountability/Pages/default.aspx

 

Here is the local breakdown:

School  

2012  

2013  

Change  

District

 60.2

64.6

+ 4.4

AHS

 54.1

64.4

+10.3

AMS
 52.1 57.6

+5.5

ACE

 51.6

57.4

+ 5.8

OCHS

 48.4

52.7

+ 4.3

OMS

 60.6

57.3

- 3.3

I  SECS

 73.6

75.0

+ 1.4

JHES

 41.6

60.3

+ 18.7

Lake Park

 82.4

85.4

+ 3.0

LRES

 84.8

58.8

- 26.0

Lincoln

 83.2

78.5

- 4.7

Live Oak

 69.9

73.6

+ 3.7

Magnolia

 62.3

57.4

- 4.9

M. L. King

 37.4

54.0

+ 16.6

MAMS

 76.4

72.5

- 3.9

Monroe

 50.8

53.7

+ 2.9

Morningside

 43.5

52.6

+ 9.1

Northside

 45.7

56.5

+ 10.8

RSES

 64.6

68.4

+ 3.8

RSMS

 56.2

57.2

+ 1.0

RCMS

 87.2

89.0

+ 1.8

Sherwood

 75.6

77.4

+ 1.8

SMS

 57.9

56.0

- 1.9

SRES

 64.0

64.5

+0.5

Turner

 44.9

62.9

+ 18.0

West Town

 48.8

71.0

+ 22.2





 

 

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