State Accountability awards
Glenwood Primary earns two State Accountability awards
Posted on 01/05/2011
Glenwood Primary was one of only 17 schools in the state honored for winning multiple awards for academic success by the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) at the annual Single Statewide Accountability System (SSAS) awards. The schools, along with other single award winners, were recognized based on their performance on state curriculum exams and Adequate Yearly Progress status. Glenwood won a Platinum award in Greatest Gains and a Silver award in the Highest Performance categories. Only 17 schools in the state earned awards in both categories.

Many times, schools posting greatest gains are low performing schools where it can be much easier to post significant gains. Glenwood Primary has historically been a high achieving school and posted a 92.8% rate of students meeting or exceeding the standards on the math CRCT test in 2009. For 2010, Glenwood improved that score to 95.7% which is a 40.3% increase in one year. Glenwood students performed equally well in Reading/English language arts as students increased their score from 92.5% meeting or exceeding standards in 2009 to 96.4% in 2010. That represents a 52% increase in one year. "Congratulations to the administrators, teachers, parents, students and the Glenwood Primary community," said Dr. Lynn Plunkett, superintendent of Floyd County Schools. “Glenwood’s performance demonstrates a commitment to continuous improvement even in our very highest performing schools.” 

The SSAS awards were announced as part of the release of the annual K-12 Public Schools Scoreboard and Report Card on the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement website. Glenwood and the other recognized schools will receive a congratulatory letter announcing their accomplishment. 

The schools are awarded on four levels -- Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze -- in two categories:
  • Greatest gains: Schools that showed the greatest improvement in scores on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) or the Georgia High School Graduation Tests (GHSGT).
  • Highest performance: Schools that demonstrated the highest achievement on the CRCT or GHSGT.
The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement Report Card was developed by GOSA and provides bottom-line data for Georgia’s preschools, K-12 schools, colleges and universities, technical colleges, and educator licensing and accreditation. It includes school, system, and state level reports organized into seven major sections: Accountability, Georgia Tests, National Tests, Indicators, Student and School Demographics, Personnel and Fiscal, and Comparisons. To learn more about GOSA, please visit