I’m hesitant to post this link to top achieving schools based on test scores — given all the skepticism here about the validity of state testing.
But DOE has issued a list of schools making notable achievement and progress in the CRCT, the EOCT, the state writing test and the Georgia High School Graduation Test.
Here is the DOE release and here is a link to the winners, many of which are in metro Atlanta.
State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox today announced the winners of the second annual Superintendent’s Distinguished Achievement Awards.
These awards honor schools for high achievement and the greatest improvement on state curriculum tests. A certificate is being sent to the winning schools acknowledging their achievement.
“We are honoring schools that showed the greatest improvement and highest achievement on our state tests,” said State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox. “These awards are just a small way of saying “thank you” for the hard work put in by our teachers, students and school communities. Congratulations to all the winners!”
The Superintendent’s Distinguished Achievement Awards are based on the performance of students on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT), the Georgia High School Graduation Tests (GHSGT), the End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) and the state Writing Tests. These awards acknowledge schools in two categories:
- IMPROVEMENT: The 10 schools in each honored subject area and grade that had the greatest improvement in the percentage of students meeting or exceeding standards.
- ACHIEVEMENT: The 10 schools in each honored subject area and grade that had the highest percentage of students score in the exceeds category.
Of the Improvement winners, Superintendent Cox said: “Moving the needle as quickly as these schools have takes collaboration, dedication and focus.”
Of the Achievement winners, Superintendent Cox said: “These are the schools that have large numbers of students performing at the highest levels of achievement. This type of performance is the result of high expectations and hard work.”