A new article at the AJC informs us that yet again, DeKalb posted the lowest test scores on the 2013 College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) of all area metro systems. Mark Elgart just restored accreditation, emphatically claiming that he cares very much about student achievement and takes it under consideration when accrediting schools. However, the reality of these scores are not congruent with Elgart’s public claims and his endorsement of our school system leadership. There is no accountability to students – except that now, Superintendent Michael Thurmond [seemingly taking leadership lessons from Bev Hall] has publicly stated that teachers’ salaries will not increase until test scores improve. Now, there’s a management technique that will send the rest of the highly qualified teachers running for the hills!
By Rose French and Ty Tagami
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Walton High School was the top-performing high school in Cobb County for the 2012-13 school year, according to state education data released Monday.
… Schools and districts are receiving grades today through the state’s College and Career-Ready Performance Index, which uses factors like student test scores, academic progress and closing the gap in performance between groups of students to spit out a numerical grade of zero to 110.
Among districts in the heart of metro Atlanta, Atlanta Public Schools got higher grades on the elementary, middle and high school level. Cobb was up on the elementary and middle school level and down on the high school level. DeKalb was down on all three levels. Fulton was up on all three levels. Gwinnett was down on the elementary level and high school level, but its middle school grade was up.
…Search our interactive database at MyAJC.com to see how your school scored.
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Check the state’s database directly here >> http://ccrpi.gadoe.org/2013/ccrpi2013.aspx