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Two Chattooga County Schools “Beat the Odds” in 2019

Two Chattooga County schools beat the odds in 2019, performing better than statistically expected on the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI). 

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Two Chattooga County schools beat the odds in 2019, performing better than statistically expected on the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI).

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The CCRPI is Georgia’s statewide accountability system. It measures schools and school districts on a 100-point scale based on multiple indicators of performance. Beating the Odds (BTO) is a statistical analysis that compares a school’s actual performance on the CCRPI with the performance of schools with similar characteristics across the state. Characteristics include the school’s size, grade cluster, student mobility, and student demographics including race/ethnicity, disability, English learners, and poverty. Schools that perform higher than similar schools are considered “Beating the Odds.” It is important to note that schools that “Beat the Odds” may still have low CCRPI scores and/or gaps in performance.

The Chattooga County schools that are designated in 2019 as having “beat the odds” are:

  • Lyerly Elementary School

  • Chattooga High School

To view the full Beating the Odds analysis, visit the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement website here.

“There are three categories that make up the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement “Beating the Odds”. We have schools in all three categories. Chattooga High School and Lyerly Elementary School both “Beat the Odds” when compared to schools with similar characteristics. I could not be more proud of the work that the students, teachers and staff are doing at these two schools.

Chattooga Academy, Leroy Massey Elementary and Summerville Middle School find themselves in the “Within Expected Range” category. This range places schools equal to or below the top confidence level but above the bottom confidence level. This simply means they are in the middle when compared to their counterparts. The administration at each of these three schools has been tasked with continuing the practices that have attributed to improved performance and identify the areas that are hindering improvement. Again, let me say that I am proud of each of these schools and the work that the students, teachers and staff are doing.

We have one school in the District, Menlo Elementary, in the “Below Expected Range” for 2019. I believe that this is an anomaly based on the prior performance of this school. However, returning Principal Paula Buice has worked with her staff to determine what academic areas decreased in performance. I expect through training and a hands on approach to improvement, Menlo School will return to the higher levels of performance it has previously achieved,” Superintendent Hosmer said.

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Casie Bryant is the NW Georgia Regional Manager for AllOnGeorgia.

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