As of March 30, 2012, the U.S. Department of Education granted Georgia a waiver from some accountability requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), more commonly referred to as No Child Left Behind (NCLB). The waiver allows the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) more flexibility in how schools are evaluated and supported. Prior to the ESEA waiver, Georgia used Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) as the state's accountability measure. The new statewide accountability system, the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI), serves as the current metric of accountability for all public schools and districts in Georgia.
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