SCSC Academic Accountability

SCSC Academic Accountability

In addition to the annual CPF report, the SCSC publishes the following academic performance reports each year:

  • The Academic Accountability Briefing serves as a companion to the Academic section of the CPF report. The briefing provides an in-depth review of how state charters performed on each of the CPF academic accountability metrics (CCRPI, VAM, BTO) as well as historical performance trends.
  • The State Charter School Performance Report is compiled by the state’s academic accountability agency, the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA), to evaluate the performance of all state charter schools using a “value-added” model (VAM) that includes statistical controls for observable student characteristics and prior academic performance. Because this analysis includes a value-add component that controls for student characteristics, it allows for fairer performance comparisons between state charters and traditional schools.

Links to the Academic Accountability Briefing and the State Charter School Performance Report are included below in the "Related Files" section.

Explanation of 2019-2020 Academic Scores 

The disruption in teaching and learning caused by the COVID-19 pandemic led the United States Department of Education (USEd) to grant the Georgia Department of Education’s (GaDOE) assessment and accountability waiver request for the 2019-2020 school year. As such, the statewide summative assessments, the Georgia Milestones Assessments were not administered in the 2019-2020 school year. Georgia Milestones Assessment data are critical to calculating all SCSC CPF academic performance metrics (e.g., the College and Career Readiness Performance Index [CCRPI], Value-Added Measure [VAM], and Beating the Odds [BTO]). Thus, no academic data are available to report.