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School Accountability F

schools have the opportunity to gain bonus points to increase their score.

ormerly, school accountability was measured through Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), in which reading, English/ language arts, and math for grades 3-8 and grade 11 were measures of success.

Achievement calculations are derived from all subject tests in the Criterion Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) in grades 3-8 and from all End-of-Course Test (EOCT) subject tests at the high school level. Progress points are based on individual student achievement over time. Schools gain points in this area by having students with normal to high growth as compared to academically similar students across the state. Achievement Gap is calculated by comparing the difference between the mean scale scores for the state and the school’s highest need students. Schools attain high scores in this area by either reducing this gap every year or by maintaining a small gap as compared to the state.

Schools are now held responsible for overall accountability in a more thorough and rigorous measure called the College and Career Ready Performance Indicators (CCRPI). The CCRPI has multiple indicators to determine a school’s performance. A numerical

In May 2013, the state released the CCRPI scores for the 2011-2012 school year, which are posted at www.forsyth.k12. ga.us/CCRPI . Forsyth County Schools’ scores were very favorable in comparison to the state. CCRPI scores for the 2012-2013 school year are expected to be published by the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement in the Fall of 2013.

score (out of 100 points) is given to every school in the state based on a weighted average of Achievement (70 points), Progress (15 points), and Achievement Gap (15 points). Additionally, all 40

State of Schools 2013-2014

2013-14 State of the Schools