Single Statewide Accountability System (SSAS)
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Under the No Child Left Behind legislation, and as mandated by state law, Georgia is required to develop a Single Statewide Accountability System (SSAS) which includes awards and consequences.

Awards are presented to schools that show excellence in student achievement and/or progress in student achievement. To date, awards have included recognition banners for all schools. In addition, several schools earning awards through both great achievement gains and highest academic performance have received a personal visit from the State Superintendent of Schools and the Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement.

Award-winning schools must meet the following criteria, which are based on the results of the most recent two years of Criterion Referenced Competency Test (CRCT) (grades 1-8 in reading, English/language arts, math, social studies, and science) and/or the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) (grade 11 first time test takers - English/language arts, math, science, and social studies). Criteria are based on Full Academic Year (FAY) students. Both the CRCT and the GHSGT classify achievement in terms of the percent of students who a) do not meet standards, b) meet standards, and c) exceed standards.

Greatest Gain Minimum Requirements
Criteria:Platinum
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Gold
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Silver
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Bronze
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AYP StatusAYP for 3 consecutive yearsAYP for 2 consecutive yearsAYP for 2 consecutive yearsNo Needs Improvement status
Exceeds Standards> 35% of students exceed standards> 30% of students exceed standards> 25% of students exceed standards> 20% of students exceed standards
Meets + Exceeds Gain98th percentile of greatest gains97th percentile of greatest gains96th percentile of greatest gains95th percentile of greatest gains

Highest Percentage Minimum Requirements
Criteria:Platinum
Schools
Gold
Schools
Silver
Schools
Bronze
Schools
AYP StatusAYP for 3 consecutive yearsAYP for 2 consecutive yearsAYP for 2 consecutive yearsNo Needs Improvement status
Exceeds Standards> 35% of students exceed standards> 30% of students exceed standards> 25% of students exceed standards> 20% of students exceed standards
Meets + Exceeds Gain98% or more meet and exceed standards97% or more meet and exceed standards96% or more meet and exceed standards95% or more meet and exceed standards

2010 - 2011 SSAS Award Winners

2009 - 2010 SSAS Award Winners

2008 - 2009 SSAS Award Winners

In 2007, over 250 schools were recognized as SSAS award winners:

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