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State Releases New Scores And Scoring System For Georgia Schools

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CHATHAM COUNTY, GA -

There's a new way to measure the performance of schools in Georgia. The State Department of Education on Tuesday released scores for individual schools and districts around the state based on the new Georgia College and Career Ready Performance Index. Schools are measured on a 100 point scale that replaces the old Adequate Yearly Progress measurement that was part of No Child Left Behind.

The overall scores are made up of scores received in three major criteria – Achievement, Progress and Achievement Gap. A school can also receive "Challenge Points" based on the number of Economically Disadvantaged students, English Learner students and Students with Disabilities.

Overall Chatham County scores trail the state average. See the basic breakdown below. For a more detailed breakdown of the measurements that make up the score and for information regarding other counties in the state – please follow the link associated with this story.

Elementary Schools

State – 83.4

Chatham – 76

Highest Performing – Jacob G. Smith – score = 95.9

Lowest Performing – Haven – score = 54

Middle Schools

State – 81.4

Chatham – 70.9

Highest Performing – Garrison – score = 99.4

Lowest Performing – Mercer – score = 56.8

High Schools

State -72.6

Chatham – 68.3

Highest Performing – Savannah Arts – score = 98

Lowest Performing – Johnson – score = 58.5

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