Dear Parents and Guardians,
Friday, October 23, 2019, the Georgia Department of Education released the 2019 College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI) for all schools in Georgia. The CCRPI is the way the Georgia Department of Education measures schools and school districts and gives them a rating on a 100-point scale. Our 2019 score is 74.0, which is an increase from last year.
Although we are pleased to have seen an increase, we still view this as an opportunity to examine our test data to see where we excel and where we still need to make improvements. At the same time, we do not feel one measurement, such as the CCRPI score, is completely reflective of our school and the great things that happen every day for our kids. The vast majority of the CCRPI score derives from student performance on the Georgia Milestones End of Grade (EOG) tests.
The Georgia Department of Education also recently released its annual School Climate Star ratings for all schools in Georgia. Our 2019 score is a 3-Star rating , which is the same as last year.
School climate refers to the quality and character of school life – the “culture” of a school. School climate ratings are based on survey results and data from the 2018-2019 school year, and each school is rated on a 1-5 scale, with five stars representing an excellent school climate, and one star representing a school climate in need of improvement.
We are also pleased to have earned the PBIS Operational designation for our school, which is an increase of two designation levels. PBIS stands for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. PBIS is an evidence-based, data-driven framework proven to reduce disciplinary incidents, increase a school’s sense of safety and support improved academic outcomes.
At the end of the day, the CCRPI is an assessment of how we are doing in relation to the End of Grade tests. We are thankful to have a snapshot of our performance, but we recognize that these CCRPI scores are based on one-day tests, whereas the school year is 180 days. There are many wonderful things happening for our students that are not captured by a single measurement like the CCRPI.
As principal, I am proud to represent a school that continually strives to improve. Thank you for your support as we continue this journey.
- Oakley Elementary School hours are 7:40 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.
- Staff is on duty to help with the unloading of cars and buses beginning at 7:10 a.m.
- Students are to be dropped off at the front of the school, not the bus zone.
- Dismissal begins promptly at 2:20 p.m.
- Students must be picked up by 2:40 p.m. daily.
- Please make arrangements to have your child picked up by the appropriate time.
CAR RIDER LOOP ALERT
For the safety of our children DO NOT SPEED on school property, especially in the car loop lane. Observe the speed limit and remember slower is better. Parents are required to stay in their car. For the safety of our students and staff, no parent will be allowed to park their car and pick up their child from the car rider line.
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