DES named reward school for second consecutive year
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The Georgia Department of Education announced on Thursday, March 2, that McDuffie County’s Dearing Elementary School has been named a 2016-2017 Title I Reward School for Highest Progress. This is the second consecutive year DES has been awarded the honor. Highest Progress Reward Schools are the top ten percent of Title I schools in the state with the highest progress in improving student achievement in the “all students” sub-group on the state-mandated tests as reported by the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI). The CCRPI is a comprehensive measure of student achievement, post-high school readiness, and progress among identified subgroups of pupils. Primary components include Achievement, Progress, and Gap Closure, while schools can earn bonus points for meeting Exceeding the Bar indicators. Further, in order to be named a Reward School, a Title I school must not be a Priority or Focus School.
In determining Title I Reward School status for Highest Progress, the average score for each school’s CCRPI Progress component was calculated for the prior three years (2013, 2014, and 2015). Title I schools are ranked and the top 10 percent honored for highest progress. Dearing Elementary School’s CCRPI Progress average was 24.2 points over that span.
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