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Most Richmond schools don't make Annual Yearly Progress list

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Fewer than half of Richmond County's schools - 21 of 55 - met Adequate Yearly Progress this year, according to preliminary results released Monday by the Georgia Department of Education.

The figure - which will be finalized in the fall to include summer retest scores, summer graduates and appeals - was 12 fewer than last summer's preliminary report and 21 fewer than the county's final 2009 report, which was received in October.

"It is the goal of the Richmond County School System to have all schools meet AYP," Interim Superintendent Dr. James Whitson said in a release. "However, the 8.1 percentage point increase in the math indicator proved to be a challenge for our elementary and middle schools. Six of the nine middle schools missed AYP only in math. In addition, all but one elementary school missed AYP only in math."

By comparison, Monday's release showed 28 of Columbia County's 30 schools meeting this year's annual measure of school performance under the No Child Left Behind legislation. Only Grovetown and Harlem high schools did not meet AYP. Harlem was the county's only school labeled Needs Improvement - a status it was first given in 2009.

Richmond County showed gains in its graduation rate, increasing from 70.4 percent two school years ago to 76.2 percent this past school year. Graduation rates increased at all of the county's high schools - with the exception of magnets, which held steady at 100 percent.
Columbia County's graduation rate increased only slightly, from 83 percent in 2009 to 83.3 percent this year.

Columbia County Assistant Superintendent Jeff Carney said he was proud of his system's overall results but noted that meeting AYP, especially for high schools, will only get harder as requirements in areas such as math and English increase. Ultimately, the federal goal is 100 percent proficiency by 2014.

Thirteen of the 34 Richmond County schools that did not meet AYP in Monday's 2010 preliminary report are in Needs Improvement status, one more than last year. The one Richmond County school that came off Needs Improvement, Laney High School, did not meet AYP for the past school year but was put into "adequate" status because it received a federal school improvement grant that will be used, in part, to replace half the school's teachers.

Of the Richmond County schools on Needs Improvement, two - Glenn Hills High and Langford Middle - were listed in Monday's report as making AYP for the past school year. A school must meet AYP two consecutive years to be taken off Needs Improvement.

Richmond County schools on Needs Improvement that didn't make AYP this year are: Academy of Richmond County, Barton Chapel Elementary, Butler High, Cross Creek High, Glenn Hills Middle, Hephzibah High, Jenkins White Elementary, Josey High, Murphey Middle, Hornsby K-8, and Westside High.

AYP consists of three parts - test participation, academic achievement and a "second indicator," which includes the graduation rate. For a school to meet AYP, all students, as well as any qualifying subgroup, must meet goals in all three categories.

Statewide, fewer Georgia schools were in Needs Improvement, with just more than 14 percent now in the category compared with 15.4 percent in 2009.

"The initial AYP results demonstrate that our schools are more focused than ever and that is translating into fewer schools in Needs Improvement status," interim State School Superintendent Brad Bryant said in a release. "However, the academic bar and the graduation rate requirement increased this year, leading to a smaller percentage of schools making AYP, which is something we will focus closely on over the next several months."

More than 71 percent of Georgia's public schools made AYP. Last year, 79 percent of schools did. Besides new academic goals , the required graduation rate also increased this year to 80 percent, with an exception for schools that averaged an 80 percent graduation rate in the past three years or had a rate of at least 60 percent that improved 10 percent this year.

Ga. schools slip in performance

ATLANTA  — The percentage of Georgia schools meeting federal benchmarks took a dive this year as the bar to pass math tests for most students was raised, according to data released by the state Monday.

Just 71 percent of schools made "adequate yearly progress," compared with 79 percent last year. The figure likely will improve at the end of the summer once students have completed retakes of state tests.

At the same time, the number of schools on the federal "needs improvement" list — where schools land when they don't meet goals two consecutive years — decreased from 334 to 305. That means those schools will no longer face sanctions, such as having to offer tutoring and allow students to transfer to higher performing schools in the same district.

Schools on that list for multiple years face state interventions.

"The initial results demonstrate that our schools are more focused than ever and that is translating into fewer schools in needs improvement status," state schools Superintendent Brad Bryant said in a news release.

-- Associated Press

By The Numbers: Richmond Co.
SYSTEM INFORMATIONRichmond County (721)
Number of Schools55
Schools Meeting AYP21 (38.2%)
Schools Not Meeting AYP34 (61.8%)
AYP INDICATORS
Schools Meeting Test Participation55 (100%)
Schools Meeting Academic Performance23 (41.8%)
Schools Meeting Second Indicator48 (87.3%)
AYP STATUSSYSTEM DID NOT MEET AYP
School NameAYP StatusTest ParticipationAcademic PerformanceSecond Indicator
Academy of Richmond County High SchoolNYNY
Augusta A & D Program(Not Enough Students)....
Barton Chapel Elementary SchoolNYNY
Bayvale Elementary SchoolNYNY
Blythe Elementary SchoolNYNY
Butler High SchoolNYNN
Collins Elementary SchoolNYNY
Copeland Elementary SchoolNYNY
Craig-Houghton Elementary SchoolYYYY
Cross Creek High SchoolNYYN
Davidson Magnet SchoolYYYY
Deer Chase Elementary SchoolYYYY
Diamond Lakes Elementary SchoolNYNY
Freedom Park ElementarYYYY
Garrett Elementary SchoolNYNY
Glenn Hills Elementary SchoolNYNY
Glenn Hills High SchoolYYYY
Glenn Hills Middle SchoolNYNY
Goshen Elementary SchoolYYYY
Gracewood Elementary SchoolYYYY
Hains Elementary SchoolNYNY
Hephzibah Elementary SchoolYYYY
Hephzibah High SchoolNYNN
Hephzibah Middle SchoolNYNY
Jamestown Elementary SchoolNYNY
Jenkins-White Elementary Charter SchoolNYNY
Johnson MagnetYYYY
Josey High SchoolNYNN
Lake Forest Hills Elementary SchoolYYYY
Lamar - Milledge Elementary SchoolNYNY
Laney High SchoolNYNN
Langford Middle SchoolNYNN
Lighthouse Care Center of Augusta(Not Enough Students)....
McBean Elementary SchoolYYYY
Meadowbrook Elementary SchoolNYNY
Merry Elementary SchoolYYYY
Monte Sano Elementary SchoolNYNY
Morgan Road Middle SchoolNYNY
Murphey Middle Charter SchoolNYNY
National Hills Elementary SchoolYYYY
Pine Hill Middle SchoolNYNY
Rollins Elementary SchoolNYNY
Sego Middle SchoolNYNY
Southside Elementary SchoolYYYY
Spirit Creek Middle SchoolNYNY
Sue Reynolds Elementary School YYYY
Terrace Manor Elementary SchoolYYYY
Tobacco Road Elementary SchoolNYNY
Tutt Middle SchoolYYYY
W.S. Hornsby K-8 SchoolNYNY
Walker Traditional Elementary SchoolYYYY
Warren Road Elementary SchoolYYYY
Westside High SchoolNYYN
Wheeless Road Elementary SchoolNYNY
Wilkinson Gardens Elementary SchoolYYYY
Willis Foreman Elementary SchoolYYYY
Windsor Spring Road Elementary SchoolNYNY

View complete results at GADOE.org

By The Numbers: Columbia Co.
SYSTEM INFORMATIONColumbia County (636)
Number of Schools30
Schools Meeting AYP28 (93.3%)
Schools Not Meeting AYP2 (6.7%)
AYP INDICATORS
Schools Meeting Test Participation30 (100%)
Schools Meeting Academic Performance29 (96.7%)
Schools Meeting Second Indicator28 (93.3%)
AYP STATUSSYSTEM DID NOT MEET AYP
School NameAYP StatusTest ParticipationAcademic PerformanceSecond Indicator
Bel Air Elementary SchoolYYYY
Blue Ridge Elementary SchoolYYYY
Brookwood Elementary SchoolYYYY
Cedar Ridge Elementary SchoolYYYY
Columbia Middle SchoolYYYY
Euchee Creek Elementary SchoolYYYY
Evans Elementary SchoolYYYY
Evans High SchoolYYYY
Evans Middle SchoolYYYY
Greenbrier Elementary SchoolYYYY
Greenbrier High SchoolYYYY
Greenbrier Middle SchoolYYYY
Grovetown Elementary SchoolYYYY
Grovetown High SchoolNYNN
Grovetown Middle SchoolYYYY
Harlem High SchoolNYYN
Harlem Middle SchoolYYYY
Lakeside High SchoolYYYY
Lakeside Middle SchoolYYYY
Lewiston Elementary SchoolYYYY
Martinez Elementary SchoolYYYY
North Columbia Elementary SchoolYYYY
North Harlem Elementary SchoolYYYY
River Ridge ElementarYYYY
Riverside Elementary SchoolYYYY
Riverside Middle SchoolYYYY
South Columbia Elementary SchoolYYYY
Stallings Island Middle SchoolYYYY
Stevens Creek Elementary SchoolYYYY
Westmont Elementary SchoolYYYY

View complete results at GADOE.org

AYP REQUIREMENT

AYP is the formula used to determine if schools are meeting expectations under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. It consists of three parts -- test participation, academic achievement and another statistic, called a "second indicator." The academic goals continue to rise every few years toward a goal of 100 percent proficiency for all students by 2014. All students at a school, as well as any qualifying subgroup of students, must meet goals in all three categories in order to "make AYP." Schools that do not make AYP for two consecutive years in the same subject area are placed in "Needs Improvement" status and face escalating consequences. A school can miss as little as one performance target and not make AYP.

To meet AYP, each system and the state must meet the following criteria: 95% Participation, Academic Performance (Annual Measurable Objective), and Second Indicator. The system (or state) overview lists each school (or system) and indicates which AYP component the school/system met or did not meet.

Source: RCBOE, Georgia Department of Education

Graduation Rates

Graduation rates Richmond County showed gains, increasing from 70.4 percent in 2009 to 76.2 percent in 2010. Here’s a look at individual school rates:

 20102009
Cross Creek77.775
Butler72.559.3
Hephzibah72.271.3
Westside75.574.4
Glenn Hills78.267.3
A.R. Johnson Magnet100100
Josey71.363.3
Academy of Richmond County78.169
Davidson Fine Arts Magnet100100
Laney60.456.6

Columbia County increased from 83 percent in 2009 to 83.3 percent in 2010. Here’s a look at individual school rates:

 20102009
Harlem62.166
Lakeside89.189.8
Greenbrier89.388.1
Evans80.182.4


Source: Georgia Department of Education

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countyman
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countyman 07/19/10 - 09:19 pm
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Any county the size of

Any county the size of Richmond is going to have diffrent results... The demographics the schools plays a major part. The overall graduation rate for RC is now 76% in 2010... Only 7 points lower than Columbia county... I think RC graduation is higher than Aiken County is now... Aiken county's was about 73%-74%...

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iakovos 07/19/10 - 09:23 pm
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Crackerjack you are right we

Crackerjack you are right we parents must demand our children do better and that is the problem, and though there is much room for improvement. Money is not the problem it's movtivation and pride in what you do and have. Richmond Cty parents focus on your children and their needs!!

veggie-d
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veggie-d 07/20/10 - 07:51 am
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taylor b- you got it

taylor b- you got it right...public school would serve students/society much better if it focused on teaching social skills/practical skills/job based skills/life skills...and the academics could be tailored to fit the lifepath chosen. ie. "tech students" would study "history" based on the history of technology...math for engineering/machining..."english" by reading/writing tech journals/manuals...etc...

this setting would generate more enthusiasm and interest among students & teachers...while giving students some self-confidence and sense of value to society...

imagine how many students would stay in school if the curriculum taught very specific and focused skills related to the music industry...sports industry...automotive industry...makeup/fashion industry, etc...

there are so many good and exciting jobs linked to these businesses...other than being the hi-profile "rapper/singer"..."football/basketball player"..."race car driver"..."supermodel"...etc... that would attract kids and maybe motivate them to produce better results...all of these hi-profile positions have hundreds/thousands of people behind the scenes...turning wrenches/writing contracts/selling ads/providing security/running & repairing electronics/broadcasting...etc. etc. etc...

veggie-d will glady take the helm and show'em how it's done!

Taylor B
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Taylor B 07/19/10 - 09:52 pm
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Veggie, it worked for me. I

Veggie, it worked for me. I took auto shop which helped me start my degree at Aiken Tech, which helps me everyday as a Euro car technician.

I also used my four years of ROTC to get a better rank in the Marine Corps.

I graduated top ten percent, could have gone to any college I wanted to, but I decided that an office was not for me, and I wanted to use my head AND my hands. Ever seen under the hood of a German car? Not for the weak of mind.

The point is, there are kids out there that are just like me, with no outlet. That's a weakness we need to fix.

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showboat 07/19/10 - 10:06 pm
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Hold people before you give
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Hold people before you give Frazier credit for turning GHH around to make AYP, becaue he made teachers change grades, told them not to fail any students, change students schedule in the middle of the year,move students from one teacher because she wouldn't go along with just passing all of her students, so that we can make AYP and get the graduation rate up.

countyman
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countyman 07/19/10 - 10:11 pm
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Actually Aiken County

Actually Aiken County graduation rate was 67% in 2009... To be fair to Aiken county.. This is the 2009 graduation rate. They could have increased it in 2010...

Aiken county graduation rate 67%

Richmond county graduation rate 76%

Columbia county graduation rate 83%

jb1234
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jb1234 07/19/10 - 10:42 pm
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showboat, I wouldn't doubt

showboat, I wouldn't doubt that doesn't happen all around the county and all across the nation.

AWyld1
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AWyld1 07/19/10 - 11:48 pm
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One of these days we will get

One of these days we will get rid of this stupid AYP criteria and get the federal government out of local school business and,oh I don't know, maybe teach?

cleanup
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cleanup 07/20/10 - 12:06 am
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So, NOW does anybody believe

So, NOW does anybody believe Bedden wasn't what the "powers that be," for one, the Chronicle, would lead you to believe he was. There are many reasons to dislike the editorial page of this paper, but the worst travesty it ever thrust upon unthinking citizens is that "Dr." Dana Bedden was doing a good job. It really shows how little this newspaper knows about education in Richmond County. A real paper wouldn't be duped so easily.

cleanup
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cleanup 07/20/10 - 12:09 am
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And, yes, Showboat, Frazier

And, yes, Showboat, Frazier is incompetent and corrupt. Another of Bedden's, Svelha's and the Chronicle's faux pas. Again, the Chronicle doesn't have any real education reporters that get scoops. They just report things straight off the RCBOE press, most of the time. And they claim to be looking out for taxpayers. Pleeeeze.

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GGpap 07/20/10 - 01:47 am
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VEGGIE-D, your 9:46 P.M. was

VEGGIE-D, your 9:46 P.M. was "spot on!" Good job!

GGpap

disssman
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disssman 07/20/10 - 05:37 am
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Countyman. Your attempt to

Countyman. Your attempt to make RC look better has no merit. I believe Aiken follows the criteria for SC which has different tests than Georgia.

disssman
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disssman 07/20/10 - 05:43 am
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I still believe in teachers.

I still believe in teachers. But until we give them a way to identify serious short commings, without reprisals by Principals, they are powerless. Why don't we have an I.G. that reports directly to the school board? And I mean directly, not thru the Super. That way if a teacher in math at Crosscreek has no math books, that teacher could identify the problem without worrying about having a job next year or a transfer. An I.G. works very well for the military and practically every branch of government, why not here?

southernguy08
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southernguy08 07/20/10 - 06:32 am
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SCHOOL VOUCHERS NOW!!
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SCHOOL VOUCHERS NOW!!

lylagirl
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lylagirl 07/20/10 - 06:42 am
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All Bedden did was put

All Bedden did was put incompetent people in administrative offices and hang out at the clubs thinking he was a rock star...he and his buddy Beasley are two peas in a pod...nasty attitudes and egotistical...this report is much worser than past reports....as a a working citizen..I am asking the BOE to get someone in office who will not befriend certain people and forget about the rest of the county, someone who will have transparency and a immense passion for raising test scores and boosting teacher, student, and parent morale. We do not need another JOKE....We need HOPE and RESULTS...this is crazy...enough is enough!!!!

Mr. Thackeray
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Mr. Thackeray 07/20/10 - 07:38 am
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"With more students at

"With more students at Harlem, efforts to improve one substandard school could have been concentrated."

Once again, Harlem schools are neglected by CCBOE, the "other side of the tracks" mentality at its finest. AYP, grad. rates, disgusting. The CCBOE member in Harlem is a joke, but no one runs against her. She is nothing but a placeholder for the "right" side of the tracks.

iakovos
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iakovos 07/20/10 - 07:48 am
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The RCBOE is not the problem

The RCBOE is not the problem think about it the BOE job is to provide schools, teachers, food and safety, transportation. What's the job of the parents ? bring or send a child ready to listen and learn not to disrupt the educational process, now when these things take place you can educate. Parents and children are the answer here, if a counrty like India etc.. can do it with little or no money what's the problem and they out do both white and black students. It's the parents job to get the kids ready. When will we hold them accountable put the pressure on the right people. Sure they work hard and are tired we all do that's no excuse. Now if they can't do that maybe it's time for them to take thier children home so others can learn.

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veggie-d 07/20/10 - 07:55 am
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i'm sure it did taylor...i've

i'm sure it did taylor...i've seen it work wonders for some of the most challenging students in the system. all they need is a sense of adventure/acheivement to see a future.

who thinks the kid from the "other side of the tracks" who spent all night listening to his drunk/high stepdad beat his mom/rape his sister/etc needs or wants the same thing as the kid "on the hill" who has the path paved for them by mama & daddy? hell who expects him/her to even make it to class the next day? much less w/a "good attitude" toward learning! they "act out" in school, because of issues at home.

so...why approach teaching them the same way? this country has been loooonnnng overdue for educational reform...3 months of idle summer leads to most teen related crime/etc...."year round school" would be better for the economy too.

now taylorb if you can just get your hands on some tech manuals for "tesla" roadsters/coupes...you'd get a jump on the game...it's the future of the automotive industry! but...please keep turning those wrenches on old 911's/914's/etc...because they're so VERY sweet!

lifelongresidient
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lifelongresidient 07/20/10 - 08:10 am
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ladies and gentleman what you

ladies and gentleman what you now see is a direct result of the decisions of the school board.....the educational process is like a triangle, the base or horizontal line is the parents or parental involvement, that is the foundation or backbone of the educational process. then one side is the teachers and the other side is the school board or adminstration. it takes 3 lines to make a triangle and any less than that you will not be able to make a triangle. here in richmond county there's a constant attempt to complete the educational triangle without the most important component and that is parental involvement. this is way you have only 38 % of the schools making ayp. the school board believes in and set their priorities for only one thing and that is MONEY!!! they refuse to 1) to make the schools safe and conducive to the learning process, 2) support the teachers or give them control and authority over their classrooms, 3) give adaquate pay, school supplies or textbooks in support of the educational process, and lastly continue to believe that the solution to all educational probelms lays with the notion of "throwing more money at the probelms, instead of addressing it head-on in the hopes that it will go away" but by the way it is described by the "esteemed" school board member ms. venus cain "everything is great and richmond county has made great strides in educating it's students" if anyone believes that i have some ocean front property right off the coast of arizona i will see you real cheap at a dollar an acre. the next step is to apply for more knucklehead...ooops i mean "race for the top" money for next year, have a underperforming schools system will put richmond county right near the top when it comes to receiving more money to "fix our failing schools", when in actuality its just a way to receive more money to waste on useless, inefficient and ineffective "programs" that return little or no return on investment the will benefit society in the short or long term. poor teachers, because you all know they will be blamed because of the ineptness and myopic decisions made by the school board..it is time that all the board members be voted out and replaced with younger members with new ideas and decsions that place education above all else....hey ms. cain any comment on the latest test scores...at least laney and josey got a 100% on test participation...kinda easy to get that all you need is enuff fannies in the seats to mark off their names

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teacher02 07/20/10 - 08:19 am
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dissman, I absolutely agree

dissman, I absolutely agree with you on the need to remove the perpetual trouble makers from the regular schools. You recognize this is (a main) problem with Richmond County, but then turn around and blame the teachers. Are there some bad teachers there? Sure. And I'm all for identifying them (and not just on a test performance basis) and either replacing them or helping them to raise their performance.
But you could replace every single one with "teachers of the year" and it wouldn't make a (big) difference until adequate policies that promote a good educational environment are consistently enforced.

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teacher02 07/20/10 - 08:30 am
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dissman, I do like your idea

dissman, I do like your idea of some sort of intermediate between the classroom level and school board. That would remove the potential personal conflicts that can arise when an administrator perceives a teacher as complaining when he or she needs more resources.

veggie - I am in full support of such a branching educational plan that meets the strengths of the students. One of the reasons our country compares so poorly on tests to other European countries, is they do not beat a square peg through a circular opening. Students who are best suited to further academic training pursue a more traditional high school route, while others pursue vocational training. This approach would benefit everyone. The student with no college plans is ready for a vocation by the time he or she leaves school, while higher standards can be realistically set in the college prep route.

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gingersview 07/20/10 - 09:13 am
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Below is the criteria for the

Below is the criteria for the Academic indicator from the DOE - you can see that if a low performing school improves by 10 percent, they make AYP using 3c ("safe harbor") - so some schools that made AYP in academics give a false impression that they are doing well unless you know how to interpret the results. Ex. - you had only 20 percent pass last year, now you have 30 percent pass - that's the 10 percent needed for AYP?

3. Determine if AYP is met using State assessment results regarding the percent proficient/advanced as compared to the State’s annual measurable objectives for both Reading/English Language Arts and Math.
3a. If AYP is not met using step 3; determine if AYP is met by using a confidence interval application. A confidence interval method will be used for schools with less than 40 students.
3b. If AYP is not met using a confidence interval, then apply a multi-year averaging method.
3c. If AYP is not met using the multi-year averaging method, then determine if AYP is metusing the safe-harbor method – decreasing the percent not meeting proficiency/advanced levels by 10%.

veggie-d
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veggie-d 07/20/10 - 09:28 am
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teacher02- school can be

teacher02- school can be fun...even for the most angry/hurt/distant students...i know it first hand...i've worked with some of the public school systems worst case students in a VERY nontraditional setting...and after a year or so in our program, the results were more often amazing. and the impact was real and life changing...that's why i still hear from them now that they are 25-35 years old w/families & businesses of their own. had they stayed in public school...they'd likely be dead/in jail/or climbing thru your window!

i'm not saying it was because of me that they changed...it was because of the opportunity we gave them...the success is all theirs...and they continue to value/protect/nurture it...and several of them are working with troubled kids now, and have been for years...kinda "paying it forward"...

Labatt
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Labatt 07/20/10 - 10:04 am
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"this report is much worser

"this report is much worser than past reports." Worser? Yup, I agree with you.

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Dixieman 07/20/10 - 10:14 am
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For openers, "Annual Yearly"

For openers, "Annual Yearly" is redundant! What else could "annual" be??
Now, I have said it before but it is worth repeating: government schools = child abuse. Take a second job, borrow, do whatever you have to do to get your kids into a good private school so they will have a fighting chance in this life.

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mommato2 07/20/10 - 11:41 am
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With all the spelling and

With all the spelling and grammar mistakes on this board every day, I'm not surprised at all that the schools aren't making AYP. Although the graduation rates rose a little, I'd be embarrassed to know that my kid went to a school that couldn't even make 80% graduation rate; much less the rates in the 70s that occurred this year. I don't find that something to be happy about.

cleanup
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cleanup 07/20/10 - 11:41 am
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Dixieman, AYP stands for

Dixieman, AYP stands for ADEQUATE yearly progress.

fontana
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fontana 07/20/10 - 12:13 pm
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Is anyone really surprised at

Is anyone really surprised at these numbers? NOTE: A lot of decent RC teachers moved to Columbia County a while ago, others would love to move, not only safer, but much less stress in the CC school system.

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Reverie 07/20/10 - 12:38 pm
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Wake up critics! There is a

Wake up critics! There is a teacher pool in the CSRA. It is not correct to say that one county has better teachers than another county. Teachers move around within our local counties due to supply and demand. The constants are the school's clients. A horrible teacher in one school may be an outstanding teacher in another school and vice-versa. Some of the strongest teachers are in worst schools, and some of the weakest teachers are in the best schools. Some of you know some. Before you persecute the teachers for all student failures examine the students they teach and the parental support they get. I've heard of teachers who couldn't take the stress of teaching in schools in RC and got a job in CC or MDC or AC. Source of stress--poor student behavior, disruptions, disrespect, hostile attitudes, laziness, lack of support from administrators and parents, etc., etc. You remove most of that stress and that teacher is all that and a bag of chips.

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veggie-d 07/20/10 - 01:00 pm
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mommato2- if you think these

mommato2- if you think these boards are good examples of bad grammar...you should read some of the actual articles!

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