Lowndes County’s 2014 College and Career Ready Performance Index Score

| December 20, 2014

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VALDOSTA — The Lowndes County School System posted an overall 0.3 point gain on its district 2014 College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) score compared to its progress in 2013.  The scores, released early this week by the Georgia Department of Education,  place the school system 10.6 points ahead of the state average of 71.9.

In a similar comparison, the average score for Lowndes County’s seven elementary schools improved by 0.5 point to 86.3 on the 2014 CCRPI compared to 85.8 on the 2013 CCRPI.  The 2014 state average for elementary schools is 72.6.  The average score for Lowndes County’s three middle schools improved by 2.5 points to 85.3 on the 2014 CCRPI compared to 82.8 on the 2013 CCRPI.  The 2014 state average for middle schools is 73.1.  The average score for Lowndes High School decreased by 0.9 points to 72.8 on the 2014 CCRPI compared to 73.7 on the 2013 CCRPI.  The 2014 state average for high schools is 68.3.

School Name 2012 CCRPI Score 2013 CCRPI Score 2014 CCRPI Score
Clyattville Elementary School 85.4 79.4 82.5
Dewar Elementary 84 85 88.3
Hahira Elementary School 90.8 91.8 89.8
Lake Park Elementary School 86.1 87.4 91.1
Moulton-Branch Elementary School 81.4 80.3 81.6
Pine Grove Elementary School 84.5 85.6 83.6
Westside Elementary School 86.2 92 89.6
Hahira Middle School 88.4 85.5 86.9
Lowndes Middle School 68.2 82.2 81.2
Pine Grove Middle School 84.3 89.8 93.2
Lowndes High School 71.4 73.7 72.8

 

The College and Career Ready Performance Index was implemented in 2012 to replace the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) measure.  The CCRPI is based on a 100-point scale, and it signals progress made in three broad areas:  student achievement, student progress, and student achievement gap.  The index also gives each school system the opportunity to earn additional challenge points by demonstrating progress in supplemental indicators, including academic performance with certain subgroups.

Overall elementary achievement improved in reading, math, science, social studies, and writing.  The system saw 95.6% of its full academic year (FAY) English/language arts students scoring at the Meets and Exceeds Performance Levels in 2014 compared to 96.5% of its FAY students in 2013. Many other elementary school areas experienced an increase in performance to include the percentage of students with disabilities served in the general education environment more than 80% of the school day, the percentage of fifth grade students who met the Lexile benchmark level of 850, and the percentage of students who scored at the exceeds level on the Criterion Reference Competency Test (CRCT).

Overall middle school achievement improved in reading, English/language arts, science, and social studies.  The system saw 93.9% of its full academic year (FAY) math students scoring at the meets and exceeds performance levels in 2014 compared to 94.9% of its FAY students in 2013.  Writing achievement declined with 82.8% of students passing the writing test in 2014 compared to 86.4% of students in 2013.  However, our middle schools noticed an increase in the percent of students with disabilities being served in the general education environment more than 80% of the school day and the percentage of our eighth grade students passing core content classes and passing the Criterion Reference Competency Test (CRCT).

Overall high school achievement improved in Physical Science, Ninth Grade Literature and Composition, American Literature and Composition, Coordinate Algebra, US History, and Economics.  Lowndes High School also increased the percentage of students who scored at the exceeds level on all End of Course Tests (EOCTs).  A slight decrease was noticed in Biology I achievement and writing achievement.  In 2014, 84.1% of the full academic year (FAY) Biology I students scored at the meets and exceeds performance level compared to 86.3% of its FAY students in 2013.  Writing achievement decreased slightly with 96.1% of our students passing the writing test in 2014 compared to 98.3% in 2013.    The CCRPI also showed that an increasing number of Lowndes High students are earning high school credit through Dual Enrollment opportunities and Advanced Placement opportunities.  As reported earlier, the graduation rate continues to improve as 82.9% of the Class of 2014 cohort earned a high school diploma.

“Our students and teachers demonstrated higher levels of achievement on many of the 2013-2014 state standardized tests”, said Rodney Green, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning.   “There were areas in which we experienced a decrease, and we will continue to monitor those areas throughout the remainder of the school year.  As student growth becomes an additional measure to monitor, we will continue to work hard to support our administrators and teachers in finding specific ways to improve individual student growth.  Likewise, we will continue to plan differentiated activities to ensure all students are scoring at higher levels.

Lynne Wilson, Director of CTAE and Public Relations, Lowndes County Schools

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