Friday, January 6, 2017

DeKalb County School District 2016 Single Statewide Accountability System (SSAS) Awards

Congratulations to the following DeKalb County schools for achieving Single Statement Accountability System (SSAS) Awards for the 2015-2016 academic year.

As mandated by O.C.G.A 20-14-37 and State Board Rule 160-7-1-.01, the Governor's Office of Student Achievement develops award criteria under the Single Statewide Accountability System (SSAS) and presents them for approval to the State Board of Education. Awards are given to schools with high academic performance and/or high academic growth.  For the 2015 and 2016 awards, GOSA used College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) data from the three most recent school years to determine SSAS awards in two categories: Greatest Gains and Highest Performing.  Each award category has four tiers: Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze.

Click on the following link to see all award schools in the state of Georgia: http://gosa.georgia.gov/sites/gosa.georgia.gov/files/related_files/site_page/2016%20SSAS%20Award%20Schools_20170105.pdf


Greatest Gains Overview
Table 1: CCRPI Single Score Ranges
CCRPI Single Score Range
90.0 and higher
80.0 - 89.9
70.0 - 79.9
60.0 - 69.9
Lower than 60.0

Greatest Gains schools exhibit high growth in student achievement by earning a three-year average CCRPI Progress Score in at least the 93rd percentile in the state. Additionally, schools must remain in the same CCRPI Single Score range, as displayed in Table 1 above, over the last three years and be excluded from the Georgia Department of Education’s (GaDOE) 2015 Priority or Focus School list.[2] Table 2 below shows the Greatest Gains criteria by award tier.
Table 2: Greatest Gains Criteria
Greatest Gains*
CriteriaPlatinumGoldSilverBronze
Progress Score Percentile (Three-Year Average)**99th97th95th93rd
CCRPI Single Score RangeMust At Least Maintain Same Score Range
*Schools may not be on the 2015 Priority or Focus School lists.**If a school spans grade clusters (K-5, 6-8, 9-12) and is eligible in one cluster, all other clusters must be at or above the 75th percentile for the Progress Score in addition to meeting the other award criteria.

Table 3: Highest Performing Criteria
Highest Performing*
CriteriaPlatinumGoldSilverBronze
Achievement Score Percentile (Three-Year Average)**99th97th95th93rd
CCRPI Single Score Minimum in Each Year90.090.080.080.0
Achievement Gap Score Percentile (Three-Year Average)At or Above the 75th Percentile
*Schools may not be on the 2015 Priority or Focus School lists.**If a school spans grade clusters (K-5, 6-8, 9-12) and is eligible in one cluster, all other clusters must be at or above the 75th percentile for the Achievement Score in addition to meeting the other award criteria.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations to these schools!

    As usual, though, I am disappointed that good news like this isn't featured prominently on the DCSD website. The honors that DCSD chooses to ignore, and those it chooses to highlight, always leave me wondering.

    DunwoodySchoolDaze always highlights good news, even when it's not in the Dunwoody cluster. And she/he does it for free!

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