October 26, 2019–10:03 p.m.
Floyd County Schools (FCS) ranked above the state average on the 2019 CCRPI (College and Career Ready Performance Index) scores released earlier today by the Georgia Department of Education.
The CCRPI is Georgia’s statewide accountability measurement as required by the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). FCS scores exceeded the state’s averages at every level.
All public schools in Georgia are assessed utilizing the CCRPI, a comprehensive school improvement, accountability, and communication platform that promotes college and career readiness for students.
2019 and 2018 CCRPI scores are directly comparable. Scores from prior years are not comparable because the state made improvements to the CCRPI calculation as part of its State ESSA Plan. The 2018 CCRPI was the first to use the new calculation.
“We are excited about breaking the 80-point barrier and becoming one of the few systems in the state that have the distinction of being a B district,” said FCS Assistant Superintendent and Chief Academic Officer John Parker. “This is the first time we’ve ever had two schools ranked as an A, and that the overwhelming majority of the schools were ranked as a B or higher. Implementing MAP and a new writing curriculum has helped us to leverage our data and make improvements throughout the year. All the credit goes to our wonderful teachers and students out there doing the work every day.”
The FCS district score for all schools for 2019 is 81.6, 5.7 points above the state score of 75.9. This is the fourth time and third consecutive year FCS has exceeded the state score since CCRPI began in 2013.
The average FCS elementary CCRPI score is 83.1, which is six points above the elementary school state average of 77.1. The FCS middle school average CCRPI score is 82.4, which is an outstanding 10.3 points above the state middle school average of 72.1. The FCS high school average of 78.5 is 1.5 points above the high school state average of 77.
“I am so proud of our students, teachers, administrators, and staff for this fantastic accomplishment,” said FCS Superintendent Dr. Jeff Wilson. “Our goal of becoming one of the top 20 school systems in the state is quickly becoming a reality. I want to thank our school board for their continued support of our teachers and students.”
Overall, Rome City Schools’ district score on the 2019 CCRPI was 73.6, with scores of 75.8 for elementary students (K-5), 71.0 for middle school students (6-8), and 72.2 for high school students (9-12).
Rome City Schools is pleased with the results and is especially proud of the following notable achievements:
- Elm Street Elementary School showed a dramatic increase in its overall CCRPI score – 58.8 in 2018 to 75.2 in 2019.
- Rome High School showed a significant increase in its 4-year graduation rate going from 90.5 in 2018 to 93.3 in 2019.
- Rome City Schools’ middle school CCRPI score increased by two points while the state of Georgia’s overall middle school score decreased by a little over four points.
“Similar to the State of Georgia,” said Superintendent Louis Byars, “Rome City Schools also saw a decrease in some of our overall scores; however, there were increases in content mastery for all elementary schools and the middle school for Rome City which indicates to us that we are making gains. These scores are a more accurate representation of what our children are learning in the classroom.”
“As Rome City Schools continues to move forward in curriculum and development, we are committed to making certain that we see continued growth,” said Kristin Teems, Director of Assessment and Accountability for Rome City Schools. “We will continue to use the data of MAP testing and the support of such programs as ASPIRE to support our students and their learning.”