DeKalb County School District

Assessment and Accountability

Test Scores

The assessment of students in DeKalb County Schools and the state of Georgia is mandated by law (see Official Code of Georgia [OCGA] § 20-2-281). The purpose of state-mandated assessment is to allow the public, legislators, parents, and other interested persons to see how well students in DeKalb County and Georgia are learning as compared to other students in the state and in the nation. The assessment program also provides principals and teachers with diagnostic information and assists the schools and system in identifying strengths and weaknesses in order to establish priorities in planning improvements for educational programs.

Two types of standardized assessments provide information about how well students are learning:
  • Criterion-referenced assessments measure student acquisition of the skills and knowledge in mastering a specific set of curriculum standards, such as Georgia's Quality Core Curriculum (QCC) and the Georgia Performance Standards (GPS). Georgia's QCC and the GPS are required standards that must be taught to all public school students in DeKalb County and the state of Georgia. The Georgia Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT), Georgia End of Course Tests (EOCT), Georgia High School Graduation Tests (GHSGT), and the Georgia writing assessments are all examples of criterion-referenced tests.
  • Norm-referenced assessments give information about how well students in DeKalb County and Georgia are performing compared to other groups of students who are about the same age and in the same grade in schools across the nation. Information on norm-referenced assessments is based on general standards that would be found in all major subject areas across the United States. Georgia's norm-referenced test is the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS).

2005–2012: American College Test (ACT)
  • .pdf link icon composite scores [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/test-scores/act-composite-scores-(2005-2012).pdf ]
2007–2013: Advanced Placement (AP)
  • .pdf link icon results [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/test-scores/advanced-placement-(2007-2013).pdf ]
Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)
  • .pdf link icon elementary schools [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/test-scores/ayp-elementary-schools-(2003-2011).pdf ] (2003–2011)
  • .pdf link icon middle schools [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/test-scores/ayp-middle-schools-(2003-2011).pdf ] (2003–2011)
  • .pdf link icon high schools [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/test-scores/ayp-high-schools-(2003-2011).pdf ] (2003–2011)
  • .pdf link icon school centers [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/test-scores/ayp-school-centers-(2003-2011).pdf ] (2003–2011)
  • .pdf link icon high school graduation rates [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/test-scores/high-school-graduation-rates-(2005-2011).pdf ] (2005–2011)
  • .pdf link icon academic performance [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/test-scores/ayp-academic-performance-(2006-2011).pdf ] (2006–2011)
  • .pdf link icon second indicators [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/test-scores/ayp-second-indicators-(2006-2011).pdf ] (2006–2011)
  • .pdf link icon test participation [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/test-scores/ayp-test-participation-(2006-2011).pdf ] (2006–2011)
2010—2014: Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT)
2012–2014: End of Course Tests (EOCT)
  • .pdf link icon high schools [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/test-scores/eoct/high-schools.pdf ]
2006–2011: Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT)
  • .pdf link icon system summary [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/test-scores/ghsgt-summary-(2006-2011).pdf ]
2009–2013: Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT)
  • .pdf link icon summary [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/test-scores/ghswt/ghswt.pdf ]
2011–2013: Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)
  • .pdf link icon elementary schools [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/test-scores/itbs-elementary-school-(2011-2013).pdf ]
  • .pdf link icon middle schools [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/test-scores/itbs-middle-school-(2011-2013).pdf ]
2012—2014: Writing Assessments
  • .pdf link icon grade 5 [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/test-scores/grade-5-writing-assessment-results-(2012-2014).pdf ]
  • .pdf link icon grade 8 [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/test-scores/grade-writing-assessment-8th-(2012-2014).pdf ]
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
  • .pdf link icon math [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/test-scores/math-(2006-2013).pdf ] (2006–2013)
  • .pdf link icon reading [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/test-scores/reading-(2006-2013).pdf ] (2006–2013)
  • .pdf link icon writing [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/test-scores/writing-(2006-2013).pdf ] (2006–2013)
  • .pdf link icon total comparison [ http://www.dekalb.k12.ga.us/www/documents/test-scores/total-summary-(2012-2013).pdf ] (2012 vs. 2013)