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Cobb Schools Exceed 2014 State Averages For College and Career Readiness (CCRPI)



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Scores for Cobb County schools on the 2014 College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) surpassed average scores for Georgia schools at all three levels – elementary, middle and high. The Georgia Department of Education today released the third year of ratings under the statewide accountability system. The CCRPI measurement is on a 100-point scale rating the academic achievement and progress of individual schools and their school systems.

When the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) announced the College & Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) scores, district administrators noticed that specific information for calculating a portion of the score was not included in the released score for each Cobb middle school. Therefore, the middle school CCRPI scores showed an inaccurate drop across the district. The issue was immediately addressed by the district with the GaDOE Accountability and Assessment Department and is currently being resolved.

Once the new data is incorporated into the recalculation, correct scores for CCSD middle schools will be released and published by the GaDOE at the end of January. Based on internal preliminary calculations by district administrators, the results show that the CCRPI score at every middle school, as well as the overall district score, will increase.

  2013 CCRPI Score
(Readjusted)
2014 Achievement
Points
(60% of CCRPI)
2014 Progress
Points
(25% of CCRPI)
2014 Achievement
Gap Points
(15% of CCRPI)
2014 CCSD CCRPI
Score
2014 State
CCRPI Score
Elem. 81.3 50.7 16.2 5 74.9 72.6
Middle   83.4 45.4* 16.7* 8* 73.9 73.2
High   77.7 47.9 16.7 10 76.9 68.4
District   80.7 50.1* 17.4* 8* 75.7 72.0

*Incomplete Score-pending revised middle school calculation revisions from the state.

The base CCRPI score for each school is calculated from three, separately-weighted components:

  • Achievement Points account for 60 percent of the overall school score and include State standardized tests such as the CRCT, EOCT, Georgia High School Writing Test, the SAT and ACT, graduation rates, core courses passed, Advanced Placement, and career pathways.
  • Progress Points account for 25 percent of the overall school score and gauge student growth from year to year. This score takes into account the rate of growth of similar groups of students in different schools and reports if students within the school are making similar gains.
  •  Achievement Gap Points account for 15 percent, measuring the difference between performance of the lowest 25 percent of students and performance of the overall Georgia student population.

Schools may also receive additional Exceeding the Bar (ETB) Points for demonstrating excellence in specified areas, such as innovative practices and STEM certification.

Seventeen CCSD elementary schools scored 90 or greater on the 2014 index. Ford Elementary posted the District’s highest elementary score of 95.6, with Sope Creek reporting 95.1 and Garrison Mill reporting 95. Davis reported gains of 20.1 points, while Blackwell reported 18.2, and Argyle 17.7 point increase.

Even though the state has not finalized their CCRPI scores for the middle school level, there were ten CCSD middle schools that reported scores of 80 or above.

Thirteen of 16 Cobb high schools scored greater than the state average score of 68.4; of those, Lassiter received 93, Harrison received 89.7, Walton received 89.2.

The Georgia Department of Education uses the CCRPI to hold schools accountable for results, provide more prescriptive state support and reward schools for high performance and progress. Detailed information about the College and Career Ready Performance Index, including full reports for individual schools and districts and calculation methods, is available from the Georgia Department of Education (http://ccrpi.gadoe.org/2014/).

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Posted: 12/19/2014
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