Achievement points are based on results of CRCT tests in grades 3-8 and end-of-course tests in grades 9-12, measures of whether students are ready for the next level, and the 4-year and 5-year graduation rates. Schools can earn up to 70 points in this category.
Progress points are based on the percentage of a school’s students who show typical or high academic growth on state tests. Worth up to 15 points.
Achievement gap points are rewarded to schools for closing or having small achievement gaps on state tests or for year-over-year gap change. Worth up to 15 points.
Challenge points are rewarded to schools if they have a significant number of economically disadvantaged students, English learners and students with disabilities meeting expectations, or if they exceed the state targets in college-ready programs. Worth up to 10 bonus points.
Learn more at the state’s website: ccrpi.gadoe.org/2012.