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Dr. Perry: Liberty County schools are 'beating the odds'
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The Governor's Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) released the 2018 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.” It is important to note that schools that “Beat the Odds” may still have low CCRPI scores and/or gaps in performance. The former "Did Not Beat the Odds" category is now separated into two tiers in order to provide additional context: Within Expected Range and Below Expected Range.

“We are so proud that our ‘Beating the Odds’ schools have embraced the “Results not Excuses” expectation that we have in our school system, stated Dr. Franklin Perry, Superintendent of Schools. We will continue to set the bar high and increase the CCRPI scores in all of our schools, despite the odds.”

The following school characteristics are included in the calculation:

• Percentage of economically disadvantaged students,

• Percentage of English language learners,

• Percentage of female students,

• Percentage of students with disabilities,

• Percentage of students in each race/ethnicity,

• School size,

• Student mobility,

• Whether a school is defined as non-traditional and,

• School type (Elementary, Middle, High, and schools that span grade clusters)

LCSS Schools That Beat the Odds: Button Gwinnett Elementary, Frank Long Elementary, Joseph Martin Elementary, Liberty Elementary, Midway Middle, Taylors Creek Elementary, Waldo Pafford Elementary

LCSS Schools Within Expected Range: Bradwell Institute, Lyman Hall Elementary, Lewis Frasier Middle, Snelson Golden Middle

LCSS School Below Expected Range: Liberty County High

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