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AMS Receives "Beating the Odds" Distinction
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Wednesday, January 31, 2018
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Gordon County Schools recently learned that five of its schools have received the distinction of “Beating the Odds” by the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement.  This is up from two schools that received the honor last year, and is the measure for student achievement used in monitoring progress for the system’s charter status.  This news comes on the heels of the release of CCRPI scores for the 2016-2017 school year, where the overall district score continued to rise over previous years, and the majority of schools in the district saw remarkable growth in student achievement.


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. Each year, between 40-49% of schools will “Beat the Odds” regardless of statewide performance changes from the prior year because the analysis compares all schools’ performance within the same school year.



The following school characteristics are included in the calculation:

  • Percentage of economically disadvantaged students,
  • Percentage of English language learners,
  • Percentage of students with disabilities,
  • Percentage of students in each race/ethnicity,
  • School size,
  • Student mobility, and
  • School type (Elementary, Middle, High, and schools that span grade clusters).

“We are extremely proud of the dedication and hard work of our teachers, support staff, and school and system leaders for their commitment to maximizing students’ individual learning potential. The work of our district is about ensuring that all students are given the opportunity to grow, no matter where their starting points are, and this recognition is proof that we are making remarkable advancements in that work.” said Superintendent Dr. Susan Remillard.

A complete listing of “Beating the Odds” school and system data can be found on the GOSA website at

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