Michael Thurmond’s work here is done. It is well past time to replace him with someone who understands education and will focus on students and their teachers.
DeKalb, Georgia School Scores Drop in 2014
The district’s average College and Career Ready Performance Index Score slid half a point between 2012-13 and 2013-14, data shows.
Figures released by the Georgia Department of Education show that schools across the state suffered drops in performance during the past school year, and DeKalb County schools followed that trend.
According to the data, the statewide score for the College and Career Ready Performance Index dropped from 2012-13’s 75.8 to 72 in the 2013-14 school year. The index measures each school’s performance through standardized test scores, efforts to close the achievement gap, the percentage of high-performing students with disabilities or who speak English as a second language, and other factors.
Statewide, the average score for elementary schools dipped from 77.8 to 61.5; scores for middle schools decreased from 74.6 to 64.3, and high schools dipped below 60 for a score of 59.3 during the 2013-14 school year.
In DeKalb County, the district’s average score dropped from 62.4 to 61.9 between the two academic years. Average elementary school scores declined from 62.9 to 61.5, middle school scores increased from 59.9 to 64.3, and high school scores dropped from 62 to 59.3.
DeKalb schools also lost ground on the Exceeding The Bar scores, which award extra points to schools who perform exceptionally well, close achievement gaps, and have high levels of disadvantaged students. Average ETB scores for elementary schools fell from 0.7 to 0.6 and from 0.3 to 0.2 for middle schools, while high schools improved from 0.1 to 0.2.
For more information on the CCRPI, visit the Georgia Department of Education’s website.
ALSO TAKE NOTE of how Michael Thurmond prefers to spend his time (keep in mind, he is a lawyer…who sent his child to private school).
DeKalb Superintendent Wants To Be Ready For Schools Annexation Legal Battle
UNCLE! We so hope that this recently hired search firm can bring us someone with experience in education. We need a change agent. We need a leader for principals and teachers. We need a fresh, smart, inspiring leader in DeKalb! This is our one last chance!