College & Career Ready Performance Index

Achievement, Progress and Achievement Gap 
Georgia was one of 10 states granted a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind Act in February 2012. The state created a new accountability system called the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI), which rolled out for the first time spring 2013. The Index helps parents and the public know how Georgia’s schools are performing in a more comprehensive manner than the pass/fail system previously in place under Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).

The Index supports the state’s core educational principles:

  • exemplary student achievement that prepares all for success in college and careers
  • effective teaching and leadership in all schools
  • innovative school improvement, particularly in low performing schools
  • reduction in the duplicative reporting requirements for local school districts
What is college and career readiness?
The Index has been designed around a comprehensive definition of college and career readiness, or the level of achievement required in order for a student to enroll in two- or four-year colleges and universities and technical colleges without remediation, fully prepared for college-level work and careers. This means that all students graduate from high school with both rigorous content knowledge and the ability to apply that knowledge.

What are the components of the CCRPI?
A school and district's overall score (on a 100 point scale) is made up of three major areas:

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Achievement (50 points possible)
The Achievement score will be made up of three indicators: Content Mastery (40%), Post High School/Middle School/Elementary School Readiness (30%) and Graduation Rate/Graduation Rate Predictor (30%).

  • Content Mastery: This section looks at student achievement on standardized tests in grades 3-8 and End of Course Tests in grades (9-12) to determine how well a school is doing with instruction.
  • Post High School/Middle School/Elementary School Readiness: This section looks at areas that have proven to help students be prepared for the next level of school. As an example, the Post High School Readiness measure looks at indicators such as the percentage of students enrolled in and meeting standards in a World Language class, or the percentage of students receiving an Industry Certification or exceeding standards on an End of Course Test.
  • Graduation Rate/Graduation Rate Predictor: This section will look at a school’s 4-year and 5-year graduation rate using the new Cohort Method calculation.

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Progress (40 points possible)
The Progress score is calculated based on the percentage of a school’s students demonstrating typical or high growth via their Student Growth Percentiles (SGP). An SGP describes a student's growth on state tests relative to other students statewide with similar prior achievement. A student's growth percentile can range from 1 to 99, and every student's SGPs may earn points towards the Progress Score.

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Achievement Gap (10 points possible)
The Achievement Gap score assigns points to schools for their progress in closing or having small achievement gaps on state tests between schools’ lowest 25% of achievers and the state average. The gap size is calculated by finding the difference in standardized average scores on state tests between the school's lowest 25% of achievers and the state. The gap change compares the gap size for the prior year to the current year. The school receives points for either the gap size or the gap change, which ever is higher. 

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Challenge Points (10 points possible)
In addition to the three major areas, some schools receive “Challenge Points” to add to their overall score (up to 10 points). These points are earned if a school has a significant number of students meeting expectations that are classified as Economically Disadvantaged, English Learner, or as Students with Disabilities. Points may also be earned for exceeding CCRPI targets by challenging students to exceed expectations and participate in college and career ready programs (Exceeding the Bar). Beginning in 2013-2014, schools will also receive ratings based on their financial efficiency and school climate, but these ratings will be for the public’s information only as it will not factor into the overall CCRPI score.



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What is the CCRPI score of my child’s school?
For questions about the CCRPI score at your child’s school, contact the school’s principal.

School Name

Grade Cluster


A.L. Burruss Elementary School 



Dunleith Elementary School



Hickory Hills Elementary School



Lockheed Elementary School



Marietta Center for Advanced Academics 



Marietta High School* 



Marietta Middle School



Marietta Sixth Grade Academy



Park Street Elementary School 



Sawyer Road Elementary



West Side Elementary School



*Marietta High School CCRPI score (73.6) does not include impact of Residential Treatment Centers (Nelson Price and Hartmann)

What are the overall CCRPI scores for Marietta City Schools (MCS)?

System Name

Grade Cluster



Marietta City




Marietta City




Marietta City




*Marietta High School CCRPI score (73.6) does not include impact of Residential Treatment Centers ( Nelson Price and Hartmann)

Where can I obtain more information about CCRPI?
Who can I contact for more information about CCRPI?
For questions about CCRPI at Marietta City Schools, contact

What processes does MCS have in place to ensure all district
schools continue to improve
Student achievement remains a top priority at Marietta City Schools. Our comprehensive strategic plan guides the improvement process and promotes academic excellence for all students. MCS is also reviewing student data to determine where additional improvement efforts need to be focused. We will also learn much about improving instructional outcomes from our resource allocation work with Education Research Strategies, and our recent research studies regarding increasing the graduation rate.