Schools and districts are graded on a 100 point-scale on the index with a variety of different value point areas. Murray County’s CCRPI overall Index Score exceeded the state in all areas. The state average score for elementary schools was 77.8 while Murray County elementary schools scored an average of 79.2.
At the middle level, the state average was calculated at 74.6 with Murray County middle schools scoring 77.4.
High school state average scores were 71.8 while Murray County high schools averaged 76.4.
Murray County Schools has also shown increase proficiency on the 2014 administration of Georgia’s Criterion Reference Competency Test (CRCT). The CRCT is an end of grade assessment given annually to students in grades 3-8 in the areas of English language arts, mathematics, reading, science and social studies. Results of the system scores indicate that Murray County Schools made overall gains for the 2014 school year and outperformed State targets in all academic areas.
The 2013-2014 school-year was the last time students in grades 3-8 will take the CRCT. Beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, students will take the Georgia Milestones Test. The State has told school districts that the test will be aligned to the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS) in English language arts and mathematics and Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) in science and social studies.
Increased academic expectations for learning may result initially in lower scores than previous years’ CRCT or EOCT scores, but that is always expected with new test administration but should bring Georgia’s tests in line with other indicators of how students are performing.