DeKalb scores 70 on new version of state’s college readiness index
STONE MOUNTAIN, GA – Schools in the DeKalb County School District (DCSD) made positive strides in the newest version of Georgia’s College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI). The District achieved a score of 70, according to the latest results from the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE). The new CCRPI provides scores for each school level and includes five categories: Content Mastery, Progress, Closing Gaps, Readiness, and Graduation Rate (high schools only).
State education authorities revamped the 2018 CCRPI to reflect school performance as outlined in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) federal law. As a result, the indicators, weights, and calculations have been revised. Therefore, comparisons of the results of the 2018 CCRPI results with previous years’ results are not recommended.
“The CCRPI is one of many indicators we use to measure the success of our students, and its results yielded a treasure trove of data we’ll use to inform the depth of our deep teaching and learning in DCSD,” said Superintendent/CEO R. Stephen Green. “The first year using these new calculations will be informative as we refine the instruction taking place in DeKalb County.”
When looking across categories of the 2018 CCRPI results, the noteworthy takeaways include:
- Forty-seven DeKalb County schools earned overall CCRPI scores above the state average.
- Forty-two schools earned scores in Content Mastery that were above the state average
- Fifty-six schools earned scores in Progress that were above the state average
- Forty-three schools earned scores in Closing Gaps that surpassed the state average.
- Sixty schools earned scores in Readiness that were above the state average.
- Nine high schools attained Graduation Rates that were above the state average.
Elementary Schools in the District demonstrated growth and met improvement targets for student subgroup populations.
The District average for student growth among elementary school students ranked within two points of the state average of 84.4 in the CCRPI category of Progress, which is a relative measure of how much growth students demonstrated. Also, the elementary schools in the District met targets in the category of Closing Gaps which reflects the improvement in student performance. At the elementary school level, the District met targets for English Language Learners in all content areas (English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies). The elementary schools in the District also met targets for Students with Disabilities in Mathematics and Science.
Middle Schools in the District demonstrated met improvement targets for several student subgroup populations.
The middle schools in the District met targets for improving student performance with the English Language Learners in all content areas (English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies).
High Schools in the District demonstrated growth even with the state average.
The high schools in the District attained a score of 83 for the category of Progress, which was even with the state average. A deeper dive into this metric indicated that the growth students demonstrated in English Language Arts and Mathematics contributed to the attainment of the score in this category.