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Changes to Georgia school accountability could mean no more A-to-F grades for schools

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The Georgia Department of Education released school accountability numbers measuring public school success for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday. This year’s new grading system gives more nuance to a historically pass-fail system.

In the past, the success of Georgia public schools has been graded much like its students— with a 100-point single-score system and an A-to-F letter grade. State Superintendent Richard Woods won approval from the U.S. Department of Education in October to stop calculating a single number for the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI), calling the system “vastly oversimplified.”

Georgia school success is now shown through individual components, including academic content mastery and on-time high school graduation.

Content mastery in the 2022-2023 school year rose from the previous school year. However, other scores are not comparable to earlier years because of changes in how the numbers are calculated.

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