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Positive Data about Dade County Schools from Georgia Department of Education Report

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On Nov. 16, the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) released College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) reports.

The Dade County School System sent out a press release about Dade County’s CCRPI stats in which it was explained, “These indicators will serve as a post-pandemic baseline rather than a comparison of past schools’ performances. Given the impact of pandemic-related data limitations on states’ accountability systems, the U.S. Department of Education approved Georgia’s one-year modifications to CCRPI.”

View the included chart for Dade County’s statistics, noting that both four-year and five-year graduation rates are included.

Several takeaways from the Dade County statistics include:

  • All four schools achieved higher scores than the state average in every category except for one. (DCHS’ Content Mastery score was 56.8 while the state average was 64.7.)
  • Out of the four schools, Davis Elementary achieved the highest scores in Content Mastery and Readiness.
  • The high school’s 4 Year Graduation Rate was 91.4, several points ahead of the state average of 84.7.

Per the GaDOE website, “Content Mastery includes student scores on state assessments in English Language Arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. No changes were necessary compared to the 2019 calculation.”

Also according to the site, “Readiness at the elementary- and middle-school levels includes literacy scores and data on the percentage of students passing ‘Beyond the Core’ instruction. Beyond the Core at the elementary level includes fine arts, world language, and computer science, and at the middle school level fine arts, world language, physical education/health, career exploratory, and computer science. At the high-school level, Readiness includes literacy scores, pathway completion data, and accelerated enrollment data.”

In the press release, Superintendent Josh Ingle stated, “We are encouraged by the performance of our students after enduring the COVID-19 unknowns for two years. Our students are resilient; they learned to adapt to virtual learning, hybrid learning, and in-person learning, sometimes all within the same week.”

Ingle continued, “In addition, the faculty and staff have remained committed to focusing on the academic, social, and emotional needs of our students. They have been some of the best cheerleaders for our kids, and for each other. The tenacity of our students and staff really stands out considering Dade County Schools remained above the state average in the vast majority of the reported data.”

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