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2018 School Finance Data

The Georgia Department of Education and the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement released 2018 finance star results on January 24, 2019. Finance stars are calculated using each school’s or district’s per pupil expenditures, converted to a percentile rank, compared to their CCRPI score (school performance rating). See this page for details. Finance star results have Read more about 2018 School Finance Data[…]

2018 Milestones Results by Subgroup

The visual below shows math proficiency rates for all students, Black students, and White students at Atlanta Neighborhood Charter (ANCS) and Drew Charter. Notice that differences in overall performance do not necessarily correspond to similar differences in subgroup performance. Drew’s overall middle school math proficiency of 57% is eight points higher than ANCS’s rate of Read more about 2018 Milestones Results by Subgroup[…]

School Poverty Rates 2018

The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement releases school direct certification rates as a measure of student poverty. Direct certification means that a student was directly certified for free lunch through state data-sharing. Students qualify if their family receives SNAP or TANF benefits, or if the student is identified as homeless, unaccompanied youth, foster, or migrant. Read more about School Poverty Rates 2018[…]

2018 Beating the Odds

The Georgia Department of Education uses the College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI) to measure school effectiveness. However, we see that CCRPI results are correlated with factors outside of a school’s control, like the percentage of economically disadvantaged students. To measure how schools perform compared to those serving similar students, the Governor’s Office of Read more about 2018 Beating the Odds[…]

CCRPI Performance by Subgroup

Understanding subgroup level performance can often involve several comparisons- performance relative to other subgroups in a school, performance relative to other students in the state, and performance on an absolute scale. The visuals below attempt to combine those comparisons into a single visual. The first visual shows the distribution of mathematics performance by subgroup for Read more about CCRPI Performance by Subgroup[…]

2018 CCRPI Results

The Georgia Department of Education released 2018 CCRPI scores today. The CCRPI is a formula of mostly test scores and test score growth that rates schools on a 0-100 scale. This year’s scores are not directly comparable to the previous year’s scores because the formula has changed. So, to better understand school CCRPI performance over Read more about 2018 CCRPI Results[…]