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College and Career Readiness: Newton County
College and Career Readiness: Newton County

ATLANTA – We now have the latest information on how well Georgia students are performing academically.

The Georgia Department of Education released its latest College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI) Monday morning.

The CCRPI measures on a scale from 1-100 how schools are performing. It adds another 10 points to schools with students enrolled in high-level academic courses or with high performing students in certain areas, including special education, those learning English and in high poverty areas.

To make sure there is an "apples to apples" comparison of the scores, the state has revised last year's numbers to make them more in-line with this year's calculations.

The state first released the CCRPI in 2012 as a new statewide accountability system. The release of the scores in May 2013 was considered a "study year." The DOE received feedback from school district and this year revised the CCPRI.

Among other things, the updated calculaions have increased the rigor for the index, according to the state.

Prior to the changes, school district officials complained the scores relied too heavily on Criterion-Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) and high school end-of-course tests (EOCT).

According to the report, Newton County's schools received an average single score of 75.2 out of a possible 100 points. Newton County Theme School at Ficquett received the county's highest individual score (95). Challenge Charter Academy received the lowest (41.1).

Read more about the report and see how individual schools rate.