Georgia’s new system for grading schools is reaching the same general conclusions as the often-derided pass/fail federal system it’s replacing.
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The AJC compared schools’ adequate yearly progress status for 2010-2011 with their scores on the new College and Career Ready Performance Index for 2011-2012 based on each school’s unique identification number. Our analysis includes all schools for which the state reported AYP status in 2010-2011 and a score on the College and Career index in 2011-2012. The analysis excludes schools for which the state did not report results in either year or which changed their school ID number from one year to the next. We also talked to education experts, parents and State School Superintendent John Barge about both measures and how the data will be used.