The Georgia Department of Education
recently released results of the third year of its College and Career
Ready Performance Index (CCRPI).
The CCRPI is Georgia's statewide
accountability system, which replaces the No Child Left Behind (NCLB)
Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) measurement, after the U.S. Department of
Education granted Georgia's waiver from NCLB in 2012. It measures
schools and school districts on a 100-point scale, helping parents and
the public to better understand how schools are performing in a more
comprehensive manner than the pass/fail system previously in place under
AYP. A school and district's overall score is made up of three major
areas: Achievement (60 points possible), Progress (25 points possible)
and Achievement Gap (15 points possible).
Although Fulton's overall CCRPI score went down from last year, Achievement points are up across the system:
-- Elementary schools: +0.2
-- Middle schools: +0.2
-- High schools: +0.1
CCRPI scores are just one accountability measure Fulton County Schools
uses. Under the district's comprehensive Strategic Plan 2017, progress
is measured on three specific goals:
-- 90% of Fulton students will graduate on time;
-- 85% of Fulton's seniors will be eligible for admission to a University System of Georgia college or university ; and
-- 100% of Fulton's graduates will be work-ready certified
the target for hitting these goals isn't until 2017, Fulton County
Schools has already seen significant gains in these areas. Indicators of
-- The Fulton 2014 graduation rate is 78.7% – a
3.2% increase over the 2013 rate of 75.5%, which outpaces all other
large school districts as well as the state's increase of 0.7%.
More than 80% of Fulton's Class of 2014 took the SAT with results
showing that the Fulton County School System has more schools with high
SAT performance than any other district in Georgia and is ranked third
in overall SAT score. Fulton has the state's second highest math score
and is tied for first for the writing section.
More information about CCRPI can be found on the Georgia Department of Education's website.
View Fulton's performance as well as comparisons against the state and local school districts.