Welcome to Luella High School.
May 7, 2013
As you are probably aware, the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) report has been posted for public review by the Georgia Department of Education. This school performance measure is a new process for all schools in the State of Georgia and replaces the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) reports from No Child Left Behind (NCLB). The results of the new report encompass student achievement, student growth, programmatic evaluation, and student achievement variances between groups of students. The scores released this week reflect school performance for the 2011-12 school year only, no current school year data are in this report.
With our score of 69.9, it is important to put into perspective what that means. In previous years, our accountability rested with either a “Made AYP” or “Did Not Make AYP” indication. A numeric score allows us the opportunity to further explore and address areas for improvement while also capitalizing on areas where we are currently performing at high levels. While the scores (out of 100 possible points) are meant to be easy to understand, it is important to note what contributes to the cumulative scores.
A school’s score is made up of three major areas: Achievement (70 points possible), Progress (15 points possible) and Achievement Gap (15 points possible). CCRPI offers this variety of indicators that give us great opportunities and reasons to be proud of our students for the achievement they have made. Looking at our overall CCRPI score, it is apparent that we have multiple areas where our work must be focused. The results of our EOCTs, while known since last summer, comprise 70% of the overall CCRPI score. Thus, we have a road map to use in planning for the coming school year - also, knowing that this spring's EOCTs scores will offer another benchmark of progress for this school year.
Probably the strongest indication of positive movement is found in the 9.7 Progress measurement score. While achievement across the school must continue to improve, it is good to realize that our data show that our students, and our school, as a whole, are making progress. It is good to have all these indicators that show a good cross section of achievement at Luella, and even better, give us a diagram of how to structure our continued planning, evaluating, re-doing, re-assessing, offering assistance, etc. to see that we improve.
We anticipate a new CCRPI score to arrive in October 2013 which will reflect the school performance results for the 2012-13 school year. In the coming weeks, please visit our website for more details about the CCRPI Report and steps we are taking to improve our school performance.
Thank you for your continued support of our Lion's Pride. We have much to roar about and are devoted to working on those areas where we have improvements to make.