Is your school beating the odds?
(This article was last updated 12/23/2017)
Yesterday the Governor’s Office of Student Affairs (GOSA) released the 2017 Beating the Odds results.
Beating the Odds is a statistical analysis that compares a school’s actual performance on the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) with the performance of schools with similar characteristics across the state. Schools that perform higher than similar schools are considered “Beating the Odds.”
The following school characteristics are included in the calculation:
• Percentage of economically disadvantaged students,
• Percentage of English language learners,
• Percentage of students with disabilities,
• Percentage of students in each race/ethnicity,
• School size,
• Student mobility, and
• School type (Elementary, Middle, High, and schools that span grade clusters).
What is the value of this measurement? Many data points compare schools across the county to each other. It’s challenging to extract information from these data points when each school has its own challenges.
Student Growth Percentages and this “Beating the Odds” analysis are currently the closest thing we have to comparing schools with the same challenges/advantages. It is impressive that so many Tucker schools are doing better than most of the other schools across the state with the same characteristics. However, It’s disconcerting that so many DeKalb Schools are not performing as well as other schools with similar characteristics across the state.
Tucker Cluster – I neglected to include Tucker’s results. They are quite impressive. It is the only cluster in my table to have the middle school and high school perform better than most of the other schools in their cohort. Well done Tucker.
BEATING THE ODDS (All DeKalb Schools as reported by Ty Tagami)
|BEAT the odds|
|Chamblee Cluster||Dunwoody Cluster||Lakeside Cluster||Tucker Cluster|
|Ashford Park Elementary||Austin Elementary||Lakeside High||Brockett Elementary|
|Kittredge Magnet||Chesnut Elementary||Pleasantdale Elementary||Idlewood Elementary|
|Dunwoody High||Midvale Elementary|
|Kingsley Elementary||Tucker High|
|Vanderlyn Elementary||Tucker Middle|
|FAILED to beat the odds|
|Chamblee Charter High||Dunwoody Elementary||Briarlake Elementary||Livsey Elementary|
|Chamblee Middle||Hightower Elementary||Evansdale Elementary||Smoke Rise Elementary|
|Huntley Hills Elementary||Peachtree Middle||Hawthorne Elementary|
|Montgomery Elementary||Henderson Middle|
|Henderson Mill Elementary|
|Oak Grove Elementary|
|Sagamore Hills Elementary|