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CSD Announces 2023 Georgia Milestones Results

Georgia Milestones test scores for the Clarke County School District (CCSD) and the state.

The results show that — like many of their peers in the northeast Georgia region, throughout the state, and across the country — Clarke County students are not making enough progress to regain academic achievement losses from the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, CCSD students scored 10 or more points below statewide averages on most tests, and just over 50% of students in grades 3-8 were reading at or above grade level.

Since Dr. Robbie Hooker began his tenure as CCSD superintendent in October 2022, he and his leadership team have been focused on fostering a more rigorous and equitable learning environment across all schools where teachers, staff, and students are supported with all of the resources they need so that students are able to reach their full potential.

“We have spent the last 10 months gearing up for the 2023-24 school year. During that time, we have done a hard reset on our approach to reading and have trained our school leaders as well as 800 district teachers in a more balanced, ‘science of reading’ approach,” said Dr. Hooker. “This work, along with our focus on staffing our classrooms with teachers who have high expectations for all students and are deeply committed to providing strong instruction, deep engagement, and grade-appropriate assignments to every child in every classroom, will give us the tools we need to move the needle on student outcomes going forward.”

Students take Georgia Milestones End of Grade (EOG) tests in grades 3-8 and End of Course (EOC) tests in identified high school courses. The Georgia Milestones assessment system meets the federal requirement that states test students in math and English Language Arts in grades 3-8 and once in high school, as well as in science once per grade band (3-5, 6-8, 9-12). The Georgia Milestones are the primary factor in determining the state’s College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI) score. The state will release its CCRPI results in late fall 2023.

Milestones Highlights for CCSD

High school math results were among the most positive in CCSD for 2022-23. Among high school students who took the Algebra I test, 32% scored “Proficient or Above,” which was an increase from 28% the previous school year and narrowed the achievement gap between CCSD and the state average and Northeast Georgia Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA) averages. In addition, 88% of middle school students who took the high school Algebra I test scored “Proficient or Above.” CCSD also saw a 3-point increase on the high school Biology EOC test and a 3-point increase in third-grade reading proficiency (from 36% to 39%), mirroring a 2-point increase at the state level..

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Tasha Gibbs
Tasha Gibbs
05 ago 2023

We love love love all the staff at Winterville Elementary School. Dr Pearson and her team got kids excited to read again. They invest in their children; my grandchildren included who went up 8 reading levels from previous year and Hall county schools. I will support my community of schools always

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School success, and any other success, begins in the home. If the parents don't back-up the teachers, the child is doomed as far as school success is involved. There are many successful Clarke county students. These results just hammer the point that there are many dysfunctional "families" in our county.

Idolatry, addiction, sexual promiscuity, lawlessness, laziness. Fix these and you fix the problem.


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Please stop comparing Clarke County School District schools to Oconee County Schools. Oconee County has a wealthy, mostly homogenous citizenry and public school population. Money, privilege, entitlement abound among the parents and students. If you wish to criticize Clarke County schools, I suggest you first volunteer in the schools, put some sweat equity and personal experience in your life before you diss the children and administration.

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No. Nope. I lived in ACC. I mentored and volunteered in ACC and saw first hand then I moved. I didn't agree with ACC liberal school board that operates unchecked. I moved like thousands of OC residents that left a school system where they had different values AND had no voice. This will keep happening. It accelerated with Covid.


ACC made their own mess and I don't feel sorry for them. I feel sorry for the kids that are filled with useless propaganda and told it's education.

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More funds needed as soon as possible to correct this. They need more administrators.

The sad part is they keep doing the same things over and over that do not work.

Obviously, the tests are too hard and the professional educators need to lower the standards so students there are not triggered by thoughts of failure.

Athens, a great place to raise you kids these days.


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I don't know if you are being sarcastic or serious. But if this is a sarcastic message, you nailed it. Everything you mentioned is the opposite of what we need.


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OC_DadOfSix
OC_DadOfSix
28 lug 2023

“…regain academic achievement losses from the COVID-19 pandemic” lol

I wonder how long CCSD will milk this excuse. As if the scores weren’t terrible prior to Covid. lol

Ultimately, students know they aren’t held accountable academically or behaviorally…so do teachers and parents. 🤷‍♂️

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I've heard so many teachers at ACC talk about behavior, being disrespectful, tardiness and attendance. There are no expectations. Remember all the videos of fights?

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