SSAS Awards Prior to 2017-2018

SSAS Awards from 2014-2015 to 2016-2017

For the 2015, 2016, and 2017 awards, GOSA used College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) data from the three most recent school years to determine SSAS awards in two categories: Greatest Gains and Highest Performing.[1] Each award category has four tiers: Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze.

Greatest Gains Overview
Table 1: CCRPI Single Score Ranges
CCRPI Single Score Range
90.0 and higher
80.0 - 89.9
70.0 - 79.9
60.0 - 69.9
Lower than 60.0

Greatest Gains schools exhibit high growth in student achievement by earning a three-year average CCRPI Progress Score in at least the 93rd percentile in the state. Additionally, schools must remain in the same CCRPI Single Score range, as displayed in Table 1 above, over the last three years and be excluded from the Georgia Department of Education’s (GaDOE) 2015 Priority or Focus School list.[2] Table 2 below shows the Greatest Gains criteria by award tier.

Table 2: Greatest Gains Criteria
Greatest Gains*
Criteria Platinum Gold Silver Bronze
Progress Score Percentile (Three-Year Average)** 99th 97th 95th 93rd
CCRPI Single Score Range Must At Least Maintain Same Score Range
*Schools may not be on the 2015 Priority or Focus School lists.
**If a school spans grade clusters (K-5, 6-8, 9-12) and is eligible in one cluster, all other clusters must be at or above the 75th percentile for the Progress Score in addition to meeting the other award criteria.
Highest Performing Overview

Highest Performing schools exhibit high academic performance by earning a three-year average CCRPI Achievement Score in at least the 93rd percentile. In addition, the three-year average CCRPI Achievement Gap Score must be at or above the 75th percentile in the state to ensure the performance of the bottom 25% of a school’s students is not lagging. For the Platinum or Gold award tiers, schools must earn a CCRPI Single Score of 90.0 or above in all three years, while Silver and Bronze award winners must earn a minimum CCRPI Single Score of 80.0 for all three years.[3] Schools must also be excluded from the GaDOE’s 2015 Priority or Focus School list. Table 3 below shows the Highest Performing criteria by award tier.

Table 3: Highest Performing Criteria
Highest Performing*
Criteria Platinum Gold Silver Bronze
Achievement Score Percentile (Three-Year Average)** 99th 97th 95th 93rd
CCRPI Single Score Minimum in Each Year 90.0 90.0 80.0 80.0
Achievement Gap Score Percentile (Three-Year Average) At or Above the 75th Percentile
*Schools may not be on the 2015 Priority or Focus School lists.
**If a school spans grade clusters (K-5, 6-8, 9-12) and is eligible in one cluster, all other clusters must be at or above the 75th percentile for the Achievement Score in addition to meeting the other award criteria.
 

[1] Schools must earn CCRPI Single Scores and Progress Scores in all three years for all applicable grade clusters to be eligible for Greatest Gains awards. Schools must earn CCRPI Single Scores, Achievement Scores, and Achievement Gap Scores in all three years for all applicable grade clusters to be eligible for Highest Performing awards. For more information on the CCRPI, visit GaDOE’s information page here.

[2] This criterion allows for some volatility in CCRPI scores from year to year while ensuring that schools with high growth are not demonstrating lower performance in other areas. For a list of 2015 Priority and Focus schools, visit GaDOE’s press release here.

[3] This criterion ensures that schools with high achievement scores are not demonstrating lower performance in other areas of the CCRPI. 

SSAS Awards prior to 2011-2012

Prior to the approval of Georgia's ESEA waiver, award-winning schools had to meet the following criteria, which were based on the results of the most recent two years of Criterion Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) (grades 1-8 in reading, English/language arts, math, social studies, and science) and/or the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) (grade 11 first time test takers - English/language arts, math, science, and social studies). Criteria were based on Full Academic Year (FAY) students. Both the CRCT and the GHSGT classified achievement in terms of the percent of students who a) did not meet standards, b) met standards, and c) exceeded standards.

Greatest Gain Minimum Requirements (2010-2011 and earlier)
Criteria: Platinum Schools Gold Schools Silver Schools Bronze Schools
AYP Status AYP for 3 consecutive years AYP for 2 consecutive years AYP for 2 consecutive years No Needs Improvement status
Exceeds Standards 35% of students exceed standards 30% of students exceed standards 25% of students exceed standards 20% of students exceed standards
Meets + Exceeds Gain 98th percentile of greatest gains 97th percentile of greatest gains 96th percentile of greatest gains 95th percentile of greatest gains
Highest Percentage Minimum Requirements (2010-2011 and earlier)
Criteria: Platinum Schools Gold Schools Silver Schools Bronze Schools
AYP Status AYP for 3 consecutive years AYP for 2 consecutive years AYP for 2 consecutive years No Needs Improvement status
Exceeds Standards 35% of students exceed standards 30% of students exceed standards 25% of students exceed standards 20% of students exceed standards
Meets + Exceeds Gain 98% or more meet and exceed standards 97% or more meet and exceed standards 96% or more meet and exceed standards 95% or more meet and exceed standards
2010-2011 SSAS Award Winners
2009-2010 SSAS Award Winners
2008-2009 SSAS Award Winners
2006-2007 SSAS Award Winners