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State releases modified CCRPI for 2022, RCPS rises in 19 of 21 Milestones Assessments
Posted on 11/16/2022
RCPS logoConyers, Ga. – The Georgia Department of Education released College and Career Readiness Index (CCRPI) data for 2022 which now serves as baseline accountability data due to the disruption of teaching and learning during the past two years with the COVID-19 global pandemic. Georgia received waivers from the U.S. Department of Education to reduce the accountability measures in the CCRPI and not include an overall score for schools or districts.

In its press release, the Georgia Department of Education included the following descriptions for three CCRPI components included in the latest release:
•    Content Mastery includes student scores on state assessments (Milestones) in English Language Arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. No changes were necessary compared to the 2019 calculation.
•    Readiness at the elementary- and middle-school level includes literacy scores and data on the percentage of students passing “Beyond the Core” instruction. Beyond the Core at the elementary level includes fine arts, and world language, and computer science, and at the middle school level fine arts, world language, physical education/health, career exploratory, and computer science. At the high-school level, Readiness includes literacy scores, pathway completion data, and accelerated enrollment data.
•    Graduation Rate is reported at the high-school level. For state accountability reporting purposes (CCRPI), the state combines a school district’s four-year and five-year cohort graduation rates to calculate its overall graduation rate. The four-year rate is calculated as two-thirds of the overall graduation rate, while the five-year rate is one-third of the overall graduation rate.

The component scores for RCPS elementary are 48.3 for Content Mastery and 67.1 for Readiness. The RCPS middle school Content Mastery score is 53.2 and Readiness is 73.1.  The RCPS high school score for Content Mastery is 45.7 and for Readiness is 64.1. The state averages for the respective scores are 63 and 71.8 for elementary, 60 and 75.1 for middle, and 64.7 and 73.2 for high school. The RCPS CCRPI graduation rate is 83.2 and the state is 84.7.  

“While the state is just releasing this data in the format of component CCRPI scores, we have had our Milestones assessment results, which are the basis for Content Mastery, since the summer which allowed us to begin addressing gaps at the start of this school year,” said RCPS Superintendent Dr. Terry Oatts. “While we still have more work to do, our 2022 Milestones data showed RCPS students achieved an increase from 2021 on 19 of 21 EOG and EOC assessments and held steady in the remaining two in both the Proficient Learner level and above and the Distinguished Learner level and above. This means we are already seeing improvement. It is also worth noting that our RCPS eighth graders’ English Language Arts, Reading, and Carnegie Physical Science performance exceeded the state’s performance on the Milestones.”

RCPS has implemented a network of programs to support students and continue improving student achievement, learning and growth. “I am extremely proud of our administrators, teachers, and support staff who are committed to providing all students with additional support to be successful. Some of the programs and measures we have implemented include but are not limited to extended learning options for students at all schools, an after-school partnership with Kumon Learning Center, Reading Recovery early intervention program, ThinkCERCA, and, which is available to all students at any time. We have provided ongoing professional development in reading and literacy to enhance instructional capacity for teachers. Such professional development includes LETRS, Literacy Pathways, Dyslexia Endorsement, Gifted Endorsement, and Reading Endorsement.”

“Georgia will continue to remain laser-focused on academic recovery,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods said. “We know the pandemic had an undeniable impact on student learning – it’s our role, responsibility, and privilege moving forward to ensure districts and schools have the resources they need to continue investing in students and combating the effects of lost learning opportunities. Georgia’s teachers, students and the rest of our public education family have already worked incredibly hard to get learning back on track, and I am entirely confident in their ability to continue those efforts.”