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 MyAJC.com. Check back with the AJC for a searchable database of state school scores and analysis of the scores throughout the day.