Greenwich Public Schools performance results in the State’s Next Generation Accountability Index (NGAI) are in.
“We congratulate our staff, students and families for their hard work and commitment to the continuous improvement of student outcomes,” said superintendent Ralph Mayo of the results which were released on Friday morning.
Greenwich Schools have the third highest K-12 district performance index in the State, with seven schools named as Schools of Distinction.
In the 2017-18 school year, Greenwich earned a total of 87.8% of the possible points on CSDE’s Next Generation Accountability System, up from 86.4% for the 2016-2017 school year.
Schools of Distinction
Four elementary schools were recognized as Schools of Distinction for being in the top 10% in the state for high levels of student academic growth (all students and/or high needs): International School at Dundee, North Mianus, Cos Cob and Glenville.
In addition, five elementary schools were in the top 10% of the state in terms of the overall Accountability Index: International School at Dundee, North Mianus, North Street, Old Greenwich and Riverside.
GPS Performance and Areas of Continued Focus
Greenwich Public Schools outperforms the state average in each of the 12 indicators of the Next Generation Accountability Report.
Areas of focus for improvement include ensuring all students are attending school, meeting growth targets in mathematics, and providing alternate pathways to graduation, specifically graduating on pace with same age peers by accessing credit recovery opportunities during the school day/year.
The State’s Next Generation Accountability System is one set of measures that serves to complement how the District measures its own performance within its Strategic Plan.
Next Generation Accountability System (NGAI)
The NGAI includes performance on a composite of 12 indicators that that reflect how well a school is preparing its students for success in college, careers and life.
These 12 indicators cover dimensions ranging from performance on state assessments (SBA and SAT) to physical fitness standards to attendance. The District index includes a possible 800 points earned on All Students K-12 indicators. An additional 450 points are earned by performance of High Needs Students (Free/Reduced Price Lunch, English Language Learners or Special Education).
There are a total of 1,250 possible points available within the scoring system.