|GreatSchools Ratings for Georgia|
In calculating these ratings, GreatSchools analyzed the 2011-2012 Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) reading, English language arts, math, science and social studies results, the 2011-2012 9th grade End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics results, the 2011-2012 Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) results and the 2011-2012 Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) results and compared them to the test results for all Georgia schools with the same grade levels.
If there are no GreatSchools Ratings for a school, the school's test results were either not reported or incomplete. The different student groups are identified by the Georgia Department of Education. If there are a fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report test results for that group.
Keep in mind that when comparing schools using GreatSchools Ratings, it's important to factor in other information, including the quality of each school's teachers, the school culture, special programs, etc.
GreatSchools Ratings cannot be compared across states, because of differences in the states' standardized testing programs.