System gets state grade

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By Patrick Yost

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While the Morgan County Charter School System beat the state average on College and Career Readiness Performance Indices (CCRPI), it is ranked fourth in its eight district region, falling behind Oconee, Walton and Putnam counties.

System–wide, Morgan County scored 74.1 on the CCRPI, said Chip Meyer, assessments and accountability coordinator for the Morgan County Charger School System, Monday night during the regular meeting of the Morgan County Board of Education.

Oconee County scored best in the state, Meyer said, at 93 points out of a possible 100 points. Walton County scored 76.1 and Putnam County scored 75.9.

According to a press release issued by the school system, the CCRPI is “Georgia’s accountability system, implemented in 2002 to replace No Child Left Behind’s Adequate yearly Progress measurement.

According to Meyer’s presentation, the Morgan County High School individually scored 70.5 points; the Morgan County Middle School scored 69.9 points and the Morgan County Elementary School scored 79.4 points. Meyer said out of all the schools graded, the middle school made the largest improvement from last year’s score with a five point rise.

“Administrators in the school system use the CCRPI as one of many indicators when evaluating their schools,” the release states. “Due to the lagging nature of the index, its data is used more as an informer of instruction than a driver. Real–time data such as the measures of Academic Progress (MAP) and other formative assessment die the teachers of Morgan County a better understanding of where students are in their academic endeavors.”

Meyer said another highlight of the report was the fact that Morgan County was first in its percentage (66 percent) of Morgan County High School graduates receiving college level class instruction prior to graduation.

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