Georgia releases new school 'growth' data

Friday, July 25, 2014

New school data released today is intended to give the public a new look at how Georgia schools are performing.

The “student growth model” data released this morning is part of a significant change in how Georgia grades its schools and teachers.

Designed to show how much students at each school learn in a year, regardless of whether they passed state tests, it’s part of a shift away from grading schools almost entirely on pass/fail rates on tests. Some thought that approach was unfair to schools with high percentages of students from low-income families, learning English or in special education programs.

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