State School Superintendent Richard Woods announced today that 2017 College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) scores show improvements across the board -- in Georgia's elementary, middle, and high schools, and in Georgia's K-12 schools as a whole.
The state score for Georgia's high schools was 77, up from 75.7 in 2016. The middle school score increased to 73, up from 71.5 in 2016, and the elementary school score increased to 72.9 (up from 71.7 in 2016). The overall state score is 75, an increase from 73.6 in 2016.
The CCRPI is Georgia's statewide accountability system, 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. It measures schools and school districts on a 100-point scale based on multiple indicators of performance.
"These results point to the continued improvement taking place within Georgia's public schools," State School Superintendent Richard Woods said. "I have seen firsthand the efforts Georgia's educators -- particularly Georgia's classroom teachers -- have made to increase the opportunities our students receive, and I could not be more pleased to see increases across so many indicators of academic achievement, from CCRPI to the ACT to the Georgia Milestones assessments. With that said, I still believe the CCRPI does not fully capture the great work happening in our public schools. I'm confident that our proposed refinements to the measurement -- as submitted in Georgia's ESSA state plan -- will paint a more accurate picture of overall school quality."
Georgia's State School Superintendent
Richard Woods has over 25 years of pre-k through 12th grade experience in public education. > Read Full Bio