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Georgia releases 2014-2015 CCRPI results
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The Georgia College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) for the 2014 through 2015 school year was released Tuesday by state school superintendent, Richard Woods.

With the 2015-2016 school year almost complete, Newton County Schools Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey said it is “unfortunate” that the results from last year are now being released.

“The students in this report have completed their entire next grade level and are about to move on yet again,” Fuhrey said. “These results are of little use to us.”

The CCRPI measures schools and school districts on a 100-point scale and is made up of three major areas: achievement (50 points possible), progress (40 points possible) and achievement gap (10 points possible). Schools with a significant number of economically disadvantaged students, English as a Second Language (ESL) students and students with disabilities meeting expectations can receive “Challenge Points” of up to 10 points, while schools can also receive points by challenging students to participate in college and career ready programs.

According to Fuhrey, the 2013-2014 results were released in December 2014 -- six months after the end of the school year -- and many changes have been made since.

“[This year’s results] cannot be compared to the 2013 through 2014 results because the state changed the CCRPI formulas and indicators once again,” she said. “Students reflected in this report have basically moved on-- not one, but two grade levels.”

Some of the changes include weighting content mastery and recalculating performance targets. During the 2014-2015 school year, the state implemented a new assessment system for students. Therefore, the 2015 CCRPI report cannot be compared to the 2014 report, which, according to Fuhrey, makes it difficult to help the students.

“Our students, teachers and leaders have been working extremely hard to meet the state’s standards, but it is very hard to do when they continually move the target,” she said. “To then release the data so late, rendering it useless for the current school year, just adds insult to injury. We can do better for our kids, and we should expect better for our kids.”

The overall NCSS CCRPI score for 2014-2015 was 70.3, compared to 75.5 for the whole state. The NCSS elementary total was 68.7, while the state’s total was 76.0. The NCSS middle school total was 65.1, compared to 71.2 for the state. The NCSS high school total of 74.8 was just one point shy of the state’s total (75.8).
The results for the individual Newton County schools can be found in the chart.

Elementary School                        Score
East Newton                                      77.4
Fairview                                             66.5
Flint Hill                                             72.1
Heard-Mixon                                      59.2
Live Oak                                            63.4
Livingston                                         58.6
Mansfield                                           72.0
Middle Ridge                                      66.9
NC Theme                                         75.7
Oak Hill                                             72.3
Porterdale                                         68.5
Rocky Plains                                      69.4
South Salem                                     73.5
West Newton                                    69.5
NCSS total                                        68.7
State total                                        76.0

Middle School                               Score
Clements                                          72.4
Cousins                                            63.6
Indian Creek                                     61.1
Liberty                                              62.6
Veterans Memorial                            64.6
NC Theme                                        89.6
NCSS total                                       65.4
State total                                       71.2
High School                                 Score
Alcovy                                             73.1
Eastside                                          85.9
Newton                                           71.1
NCSS total                                      74.8
State total                                      75.8

NCSS overall                                   70.3
State overall                                   75.5