In the last year of its K-5 grade level configuration, the Baldwin County School District announced an increase of 3.7% on the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) report compared to the 2016 report with three years of overall growth reaching almost 10%.
Nearly every school in the district recorded gains on the 2017 CCRPI report; most notably Eagle Ridge Elementary and Blandy Hills Elementary earning a 6.7% and 6.6% increase from 2016 to 2017. The score for all elementary schools increased 14.3% when compared to the 2015 CCRPI report.
“This is yet another example of the success we are having here in Baldwin County,” said Superintendent Dr. Noris Price. “In just three short years, we have seen significant increases in our CCRPI, Georgia Milestones scores and a record high graduation rate of 88.8% with an overall increase of 20% over the past three years. These increases show that with a strong focus on teaching and learning, the steadfast dedication of our teachers and staff, the commitment of our families, and support from our community, we can build a world-class educational system right here in Baldwin County.”
The Baldwin County School District has continued to make progress in closing the achievement gaps over the last three years. The average progress points earned on the CCRPI report for all schools is 32 points out of 40 possible points. The progress points consist of the four academic areas (Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies). “While we know we still have work to do, I am so proud of our progress,” said Superintendent Dr. Noris Price.
The CCRPI is Georgia’s statewide accountability system, implemented in 2012 to replace No Child Left Behind’s Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) measurement, after the U.S. Department of Education granted Georgia’s waiver from No Child Left Behind (NCLB). It measures schools and school districts on a 100-point scale based on multiple indicators of performance, helping parents and the public better understand how schools are performing in a more comprehensive manner than the pass/fail system previously in place under AYP.