Winner of the Governor's Office of Student Achievement Platinum Award
Governor Deal Announces 2018 School Awards
December 5, 2018
Today, Governor Nathan Deal, along with the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA), announced the 159 Georgia public schools in 42 districts that will receive Highest Performing or Greatest Gains school awards.
The school awards, developed by GOSA and approved by the State Board of Education (SBOE), are part of Georgia’s Single Statewide Accountability System (SSAS). Highest Performing schools must earn a three-year average College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) Content Mastery Score that ranks in at least the 93rd percentile. Greatest Gains schools must earn a three-year average CCRPI Progress Score that ranks in at least the 93rd percentile. Each award category has four tiers: Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze. To account for changes made to the 2018 CCRPI, GOSA revised the criteria for the 2018 SSAS awards. The SBOE approved those revisions in September. For more details on how awards are calculated, visit the SSAS Awards Page.
The 2018 Greatest Gains award winners include 112 schools across 41 districts, and the 2018 Highest Performing award winners include 78 schools across 17 districts. Thirty-one schools in 12 districts are award winners in both categories.
Governor's Office of Student Achievement
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December 13, 2018
Principal, Hull Middle School
1950 Old Peachtree Rd
Duluth, GA 30097
Dear Principal Showell:
On behalf of the Governor's Office of Student Achievement, it is my honor to congratulate Hull Middle School as a winner in the 2018 Single Statewide Accountability System (SSAS) awards. Your hard work and that of your students, faculty, and community have earned your school a Platinum Award in the Greatest Gains category for exhibiting high growth in student achievement, meaning that your academic growth over the last three years has been in the top 1 % of schools in the state.
The Greatest Gains award category has four tiers: Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze. Schools must meet the following criteria to be determined Platinum winners:
a) Place in the 99th percentile or higher statewide in the average CCRPI Progress Score over the last three years;
b) Remain in the same CCRPI Single Score range (i.e., 90.0 and higher, 80.0 - 89.9, 70.0- 79.9, 60.0 - 69.9, or lower than 60) over the last three years; and
c) Be excluded from the Governor's Office of Student Achievement's 2018 Turnaround Eligible list, and the Georgia Department of Education's 2018 Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) and Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) lists.
It takes the collaborative effort of teachers, principals, and parents working with students to achieve this level of success, and I applaud your entire school community for this accomplishment. Hull Middle School is one of 112 Greatest Gains schools in the state and one of only 25 schools to receive the 2018 Platinum award for Greatest Gains.
An award certificate is included with this letter, and in the coming weeks, you will receive a banner to hang in your school.
Congratulations on this notable accomplishment. I wish your school continued success and extend my best wishes to your entire community as we work together to build a more educated Georgia.
GOSA Executive Director