Fifteen of 18 schools within Rockdale County Public Schools (RCPS) made the list of Georgia schools that “beat the odds” in 2016. These schools performed better than statistically expected on the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI). The CCRPI is Georgia’s accountability system that measures schools and school districts on a 100-point scale, based on multiple measures.
The Georgia Department of Education’s “Beating the Odds” analysis predicts a range within which a school’s CCRPI score is statistically expected to fall given the school’s size, grade cluster, student mobility, and student demographics (including race/ethnicity, disability, English learners, and poverty). If an individual school’s actual CCRPI is above the predicted range, then that school beat the odds.
As a Strategic Waiver School System (SWSS), individual schools must meet annual CCRPI performance targets. This “Beating the Odds” statistical analysis serves as a “second look” if that target is not met.
“This statistical analysis simply gives us another viewpoint of our performance,” says RCPS Superintendent Richard Autry. “I am very pleased that our district has one of the highest percentages of its schools beating the odds for five years. RCPS schools continue to outperform other schools with like characteristics throughout the State of Georgia. This affirms our commitment to ‘All Means All.’”
“We view these schools as major success stories,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods says. “In fact, it’s difficult to fully express the magnitude of what they’ve achieved. Statistically, a high rate of poverty presents multiple barriers to achievement, but these schools are beating the odds and doing excellent work on behalf of Georgia students.”