The Georgia Department of Education has released the 2019 College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) and the results show Paulding County students made impressive gains compared to both last year’s CCRPI and compared to statewide results.
Overall, the Paulding County School District’s total composite CCRPI score climbed to 79.9, an increase of 4.5 points over 2018 (75.4), and four points higher than the state composite score of 75.9. Last year Paulding’s score trailed the state by 1.2 points, so the strong performance of Paulding students in 2019, combined with the state’s overall decline, resulted in a considerable turnaround that has Paulding comfortably ahead of the state average and caps an all-around outstanding year for the school district when it comes to academic performance measures.
PCSD’s overall composite CCRPI scores jumped significantly at the elementary and high school levels, while the state showed declines at the elementary and middle levels. And even though Paulding’s middle school composite score dropped slightly, it still easily outperformed the state middle school score and even widened the performance gap. The 2019 CCRPI results mark the first time Paulding’s overall composite scores have exceeded the state at all three levels. Additionally:
PCSD scored above the state at the elementary level on all components of CCRPI.
PCSD scored above the state at the middle school level on all components of CCRPI.
PCSD scored above the state at the high school level on the components of Content Mastery, Closing the Gaps and Graduation Rate.