Two very important reports were released this week. First, the GA Department of Education released their new school accountability system, College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI), that measures schools and school districts on an easy-to-understand 100 point scale. The CCRPI is the new accountability system that replaces the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) measurement in Georgia. It will help 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. A link to online reports for each school and district can be found at: http://ccrpi.gadoe.org/2012.
The grade for most metro Atlanta school systems is above average. Unfortunately, our South Fulton schools scored below the state average as well as the district average. In comparison to the Fulton County Schools average score of 85.7, the average score of the nine schools (two elementary, four middle, and three high) Future Foundation services in the district is 62.05%. This represents a performance gap of 23.65 points and further illustrates an educational disparity among North & South Fulton schools. This confirms that our services are needed here in South Fulton more than ever. The second report, Future Foundation’s 2012 Annual Report highlights the impact we have had on youth and families in South Fulton. Our work is a solution to closing the gap, but we need you to help us enhance, expand, and sustain our efforts. Our kids and families are depending on us. How will you prepare to stand out?