2023 School Year CCRPI component scores indicate that students across all three grade bands – elementary, middle, and high school - of SCCPSS are demonstrating positive academic growth. Though Content Mastery scores fell below the state, SCCPSS student did make gains from SY 2022 to SY 2023 that were higher than state gains.
SCCPSS students showed the strongest performance in the Progress, Closing Gaps, and Graduation Rate components. The district outperformed the state in one or more grade bands in each of those categories. Over 75% of SCCPSS schools exceeded the state in at least one component and grade band and the District outperformed the state on the Closing Gaps component across all three grade bands. The Closing Gaps score comparison with the state shows:
Grades K-5 SCCPSS = 100/State = 66.7
Grades 6-8 SCCPSS = 80.6/State = 52.5
Grades 9-12 SCCPSS = 77.7/State = 67.5
Seventeen SCCPSS schools earned a score of 100 in at least one component and grade band. Those school are:
A.B. Williams Elementary
May Howard Elementary
J.G. Smith Elementary
Esther F. Garrison School for the Arts
New Hampstead K8
Myers Middle School
Beach High School
Savannah Early College
Woodville Tompkins Technical & Career High School
Savannah Classical Academy
Susie King Taylor Community School
Tybee Island Maritime Academy
Savannah-Chatham E-Learning Academy
It is important to note that the CCRPI calculation was suspended in SY 2020 and SY 2021 due to impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. In SY 2022, the Georgia Department of Education received federal approval for a one-year amendment to the CCRPI calculation due to the ongoing COVID-related disruptions in testing, accountability, and the learning environment as schools recovered for the effects of the pandemic. That amendment included suspension of the Progress and Closing Gaps components, suspension of the attendance and college and career readiness indicators within the Readiness component, and suspension of the Overall CCRPI score.
In addition, in 2023, GaDOE requested and was approved for several changes to the CCRPI, including eliminating the overall CCRPI score and revising the Readiness component's literacy indicator. That means that beginning with the SY 2023 scores, each CCRPI component – Content Mastery, Progress, Closing Gaps, Readiness, and High School Graduation Rate – is independently reported and presented as a 0-100 score.
These changes mean some of the components are not comparable year to year from 2022 to 2023.