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Dawson County Schools score above state average in CCRPI test
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The Georgia Department of Education released the first scores from the redesigned College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) in October, and Dawson County Schools received an overall district CCRPI score above the state average.

The CCRPI is a comprehensive school improvement and accountability measure for Georgia schools.  It was first implemented in Georgia in 2012 as an alternative to No Child Left Behind’s Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) and was redesigned for the 2017-2018 school year to provide a simpler and streamlined model.

The Dawson County School System received an overall district CCRPI score of 79.9, 3.3 points higher than the state average of 76.6. 

CCRPI is comprised of five components:  Content Mastery, Progress, Closing Gaps, Readiness, and Graduation Rate (high schools only).  Each CCRPI indicator, component, and overall score is reported on a 0-100 point scale.

The district ranked third out of 14 Pioneer RESA districts. Of the 14 RESA districts, Dawson’s overall elementary score of 83.6 tied them for the second place ranking.  A middle school score of 74.5 and a high school score of 78.6 ranked each sixth in the RESA district. 

“I am proud of the work of our students and staff members,” said Superintendent Damon Gibbs. “This data, along with other data, are important for driving instruction and continuous improvement. Our team will continue to support our schools in their efforts to make the best decisions for our students and the adults who work with them."

The purpose of CCRPI is to provide an objective measure of the extent to which schools, districts, and the state are succeeding in providing high quality opportunities and outcome for students.  These results are used for communication and continuous school improvement.  The goal is to support students and to prepare them to graduate high school ready for college, career and lifelong learning.