School scores down on latest report card release

New school report card data released by the state today show scores declining in all grade levels.

The College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) grades schools on a variety of factors, including student performance on standardized state tests. Preliminary numbers are incomplete, according to state officials. The scores are based on a 100-point scale and use academic results from the 2013-14 school year.

Georgia’s elementary schools saw a one-year decrease from 77.8 to 72.6; middle schools from 74.6 to 73.2; and high from 71.8 to 68.4.

“While decreasing CCRPI scores are disappointing, they are not unexpected,” state Superintendent John Barge said in a release. “This index is still relatively new and demands different areas of focus for our schools. Improvements will not happen overnight, but the CCRPI is giving them a roadmap to tailor an education that is student-centered and one that will ensure they are college and career ready.”

Here's a link to the data on metro area schools at Check back with the AJC for a searchable database of state school scores and analysis of the scores throughout the day.