Due to the COVID pandemic, the U.S. Department of Education allowed states to modify elements of their statewide accountability system for the 2021-2022 school year. As such, the Georgia Dept. of Education (GaDOE) chose to calculate and report only certain components of the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI). CCRPI scores play a critical role in the SCSC’s approach to measuring state charter school academic performance as defined in the SCSC Comprehensive Performance Framework (CPF). While CCRPI Content Mastery scores will be reported by GaDOE, no Progress or overall scores will be generated. In the absence of CCRPI overall and growth data, the SCSC must consider alternative measures to assess school progress and uphold its obligations to annually assess state charter school academic performance.
The SCSC will use three measures in place of those that are currently included in the academic section of the SCSC CPF for the 2021-2022 school year.
1. GaDOE calculated CCRPI Content Mastery scores,
2. SCSC generated Student Growth Percentiles, and
3. SCSC generated Value-Added Impact scores.
A state charter school will be considered meeting academic standards for the 2021-2022 school year if it outperforms the school-weighted or district-weighted1 comparison score on any one or combination of the above measures in all grade bands served or on a grade band enrollment-weighted whole school score.