CONTACT: Matt Cardoza,
GaDOE Communications Office, (404) 651-7358, firstname.lastname@example.org
-Follow DOE on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
2017 – More than 1,000
Georgia schools beat the odds in 2016, performing better than statistically
expected on the College and Career Ready
Performance Index (CCRPI).
The CCRPI is
Georgia’s statewide accountability system. It measures schools and school
districts on a 100-point scale based on multiple indicators of performance.
The Beating the
Odds analysis predicts a range within which a school’s CCRPI score is
statistically expected to fall – given the school’s size, grade cluster,
student mobility, and student demographics (including race/ethnicity,
disability, English learners, and poverty). If an individual school’s actual
CCRPI is above the predicted range, then that school beat the odds.
Most (731) of
the schools that beat the odds had poverty rates of 25 percent or more, and 437
had poverty rates of 40 percent or more.
And of the
1,037 schools that beat the odds last year, 271 beat the odds in each of the
past five years. Eighty-one of these schools had a 2016 poverty rate of 40
percent or more, and more than half – 157 – had poverty rates of 25 percent or
“We view these
schools as major success stories,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods
said. “In fact, it’s difficult to fully express the magnitude of what they’ve
achieved. Statistically, a high rate of poverty presents multiple barriers to
achievement, but these schools are beating the odds and doing excellent work on
behalf of Georgia students.”
(178) of Georgia’s 180 school districts have a performance contract (either Charter
System or Strategic
Waiver School System) that includes requirements related to both CCRPI and
the Beating the Odds analysis. For the 136 Strategic Waiver School Systems,
Beating the Odds is a “second look” for schools that don’t raise their CCRPI
score sufficiently in a given year. For the 42 Charter Systems, the percentage
of their schools that beat the odds must grow each year.
Of the 153
“chronically failing” schools in Georgia (those with a CCRPI score at 60 or
below), 21 of them beat the odds in 2016 – outperforming statistical
expectations for their school.
1 - Schools that Beat the Odds in 2016 - 2017-02-22.pdf
2 - School that Beat the Odds for Five Years - 2017-02-22.pdf
3 - Chronically Failing Schools List - BTO Status - 2017-02-22.pdf
BTO Technical Overview 20170125.pdf