Governor's Office of Student Achievement

April 2014 Latest News Update

April E-Bulletin:
Overview of 2012-13 CCRPI Release

In May 2013, the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) released the first ever College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI) as a new statewide accountability system for schools and districts. Each school and district received a score based on data from the 2011-12 school year, but the initial release was considered a “study year.” After this release, GaDOE received feedback from its education partners, including GOSA, and the public. It revised the CCPRI calculation in light of these suggestions.  On Monday, April 21, 2014, the GaDOE released CCRPI scores for the 2012-13 academic year as well as recalculated 2011-12 scores.

This e-bulletin analyzes state-level patterns and trends.  The analysis finds:
  • The statewide score for 2012-13 is 75.8, an increase of 1.7 points from 2011-12.
  • High school scores are lower than elementary or middle primarily because high school tend to earn fewer achievement and challenge points.
  • As the percentage of students who are eligible for free/reduced price lunch increases, CCRPI generally scores decrease. However, there are schools at nearly all poverty levels that earn high CCRPI scores.
To read the full e-bulletin, click this link.
The Governor's Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) strives to increase student achievement and school completion across Georgia through meaningful, transparent, and objective analysis and communication of statewide data. In addition, GOSA provides policy support to the Governor and, ultimately, to the citizens of Georgia.

New Law Creates Work-Based Learning Programs

Gov. Nathan Deal recently signed into law legislation creating work-based learning programs for Georgia high school students, which will increase their access to real-world education and further ensure that our state is shaping a qualified future workforce. These programs will replace Georgia’s current Youth Apprenticeship Program.

For more information, click here.

Nominations for Innovation in Teaching Competition

GOSA has opened the nomination process for Round 4 of the Innovation in Teaching Competition, which is designed to highlight and reward innovative K-12 educators throughout the state. 

Nominations close this Friday, April 25, 2014.

What does each winner receive?
  • $2,000 stipend
  • $5,000 grant to support his/her school's implementation of Georgia's instructional standards
  • GPB will film his/her classroom to accompany resources that will be made available to all teachers in the state
Click here for more information on the competition.
Finalists Named for 2014 Governor's Honors Program

GOSA recently named 691 finalists for the 2014 Governor's Honors Program (GHP).  GHP is a four-week, summer residential program designed to provide intellectually gifted and artistically talented high school students challenging and enriching educational opportunities not usually available during the regular school year. 

This year's GHP runs from June 22 through July 19 at Valdosta State University.

For more information on GHP, click here.

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