By Deanna Ryan
During this month’s Emanuel County Board of Education meeting, Assistant Superintendent Dr. Denise Warnock shared the 2022 College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) scores, which she noted did not include one key indicator: student growth.
According to the Georgia Department of Education, CCRPI is a school accountability platform “that will promote college and career readiness for all Georgia public school students.”
The limited amount of reliable test data from 2020-2021 is one result of decreased face-to-face learning time during the pandemic.
On May 26, 2022 the United States Department of Education approved Georgia’s addendum for CCRPI modifications which include: no summative scores or grades for states, schools or districts and no progress indicators in content areas including math and ELA.
According to CCPI guidelines, student growth is determined by comparing the previous year’s scores with the current year. Even though the 2022 scores cannot show growth, they can and are being used as the baseline test to determine future student growth.
While Emanuel County’s overall 2022 content mastery and readiness scores dropped, Dr. Warnock noted the state's scores dropped as well and that "at this point, we do not want to use the data available to compare schools within the county or even the state. Our focus is on student growth. Therefore, the best use of achievement level data is to meet students where they are, personalize learning to fit their needs, and grow them to their next level."
How leadership plans to personalize learning and guide students to their next achievement level will be the focus of the next Crossroads Chronicle education feature.