- Economic advantage and student performance are highly correlated in metro Atlanta.
- We find that schools in which low percentages of students exceed reading requirements are concentrated in areas with high proportions of economically disadvantaged students, suggesting a strong relationship between income level and school performance.
- Schools with higher proportions of economically disadvantaged students tend to have much lower percentages of students exceeding basic reading levels.
To start off this week, we wanted to take a look at the newly released School Climate Ratings- a rating system derived from surveys distributed to all schools in Georgia. The ratings aim to assess the perceived “culture”, character, and quality of school life. Data from the surveys are used to score each school from
Many Georgia schools are taking the 2016 Georgia Milestones Assessments this week, so we decided to take a look at last year's assessments for 3rd grade English Language Arts (ELA). This map shows public schools in metro Atlanta symbolized by the percent of 3rd graders who were designated "Proficient Learner" and above for the end-of-grade ELA