Wednesday, November 22, 2017

DeKalb County Schools - 2017 Single Statewide Accountability System Awards

Congratulations to the 15 DCSD schools named by the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement as 2017 Single Statewide Accountability System Award (SSAS) winners.



As mandated by O.C.G.A 20-14-37 and State Board Rule 160-7-1-.01, GOSA 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, 2016, and 2017 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.[1] Each award category has four tiers: Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze.

Among DCSD Region 1 schools, the winners are:  
  • Austin Elementary School - Highest Performing Award - Platinum
  • DeKalb PATH Academy Charter School - Greatest Gains Award - Silver
  • Dunwoody High School – Greatest Gains Award – Silver; Highest Performing Award - Bronze
  • Kittredge Magnet School – Greatest Gains Award – Gold; Highest Performing Award - Platinum
  • Vanderlyn Elementary School – Highest Performing Award - Gold

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. Table 2 below shows the Greatest Gains criteria by award tier.


Highest Performing schools exhibit high academic performance by earning a three-year average CCRPI Achievement Score in at least the 93rd percentile. In addition, the three-year average CCRPI Achievement Gap Score must be at or above the 75th percentile in the state to ensure the performance of the bottom 25% of a school’s students is not lagging. For the Platinum or Gold award tiers, schools must earn a CCRPI Single Score of 90.0 or above in all three years, while Silver and Bronze award winners must earn a minimum CCRPI Single Score of 80.0 for all three years.  Schools must also be excluded from the GaDOE’s 2015 Priority or Focus School list. Table 3 below shows the Highest Performing criteria by award tier.



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