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Effective Practices for CCRPI Elementary School Indicator 2

Percent of students scoring at Developing Learner or above on the Georgia Milestones mathematics EOG

BATTLEFIELD PRIMARY SCHOOL (CATOOSA COUNTY)*
Geoff Rhodes, Principal

grhodes@catoosa.k12.ga.us
706-861-5778
Michelle Rodgers, Academic Coach

Effective practices at Battlefield Primary School are:

1. implementing strategies from "Math Workshop Model";
2. developing higher-order thinking skills;
3. utilizing small group strategies as opportunities to explain and reinforce mathematical concepts.

Reference:

A Math Workshop Model presented by Beth Hardin

BLECKLEY COUNTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (BLECKLEY COUNTY SCHOOLS)*
Janet DeLoach, Principal

jdeloach@bleckley.k12.ga.us
478-934-3600

Effective practices at Bleckley County Elementary School are:

1. analyzing formative/summative assessment data;
2. using available data to guide instruction;
3. targeting specific skills based on individual performance data;
4. emphasizing content mastery using differentiation strategies;
5. using data profile sheets to monitor weekly progress;
6. rotating weekly Flexible Learning Assessment Groups (FLAG);
7. reviewing horizontally and vertically the instructional program.

BREMEN 4TH and 5TH GRADE ACADEMY (BREMEN CITY SCHOOLS)*
Brian Evans, Principal
brian.evans@bremencs.com
Ashley McGill. Assistant Principal 
ashley.mcgill@bremencs.com
770-537-9340

Effective practices at Bremen 4th and 5th Grade Academy are:

1. analyzing data and developing benchmark assessments;
2. using scaffolding strategies, Thinking Maps, math centers, spiral math reviews to differentiate instruction;
3. incorporating  elements of rigor, relevance, and application into instruction;
4. requiring students to maintain interactive math notebooks;
5. analyzing students’ work to identify/review mistakes and provide feedback;
6. focusing on essential vocabulary for each unit;
7. integrating technology into whole and individual instruction.

References:

IXL www.IXL.com
Khan Academy www.khanacademy.org
Learn Zillion https://learnzillion.com/
Study Island
Thinking Maps
FAST MATH
Fraction Nation

CLAIREMONT ELEMENTARY (DECATUR CITY SCHOOLS)*
Robin Fountain, Instructional Coach
rfountain@csdecatur.net
404-370-4450

Effective practices at Clairemont Elementary School are:

1. analyzing math MAP data;
2. designing differentiated lessons (learning paths) for students performing at lower levels;
3. developing an intensive tutorial program;
4. integrating use of technology and manipulatives into tutorial sessions;
5. targeting math fluency and vocabulary in higher-level math problems;
6. monitoring students' progress by using feedback cards after each tutorial session;
7. orienting and training parents and community members to use Coach Program during tutorials.

References:

Coach Books Resources: Triumph Learning Publishers; Math Fluency: Research Scholastic; National Council of Teachers of Mathematics; Math Vocabulary Cards

GRAYSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (GWINNETT COUNTY SCHOOLS)*
Chris Brown, Principal

chris_brown@gwinnett.k12.ga.us
Mary Robida, Assistant Principal
mary_robida@gwinnett.k12.ga.us
Glenda Mayhue, Assistant Principal
glenda_mayhue@gwinnett.k12.ga.us
770-963-7189

Effective practices at Grayson Elementary School are:

1. increasing class time for core literacy instruction;
2. differentiating instruction in reading comprehension, vocabulary development, and literacy skills;
3. providing common time for academic intervention and enrichment sessions before and after school;
4. providing academic support for EIP groups;
5. targeting quality-plus reading strategies in professional learning sessions;
6. monitoring effective use of instructional time;
7. utilizing teachers of special education, ESOL and gifted as co-teachers.

ITHICA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (CARROLL COUNTY SCHOOLS)*
Karen Wild, Principal
karen.wild@carrollcountyschools.com
678-840-5101

Effective practices at Ithica Elementary School are:

1. analyzing student performance data and identifying academic needs;
2. identifying specific deficient concepts and skills in math;
3. increasing instructional time in math classes;
4. targeting academic weaknesses of students during "Power Time";
5. planning lessons and discussing academic concerns in Professional Learning Communities (PLC).

JOHNS CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (FORSYTH COUNTY SCHOOLS)*
Alyssa Degliumberto, Principal
adegliumberto@forsyth.k12.ga.us
Tracis Reichling, EIP Teacher
treichling@forsyth.k12.ga.us
Danette Hasek, Instructional Lead teacher 
dhasek@forsyth.k12.ga.us
678-965-5041

Effective practices at Johns Creek Elementary School are:

1. analyzing pre- and post- summative data and identifying strengths and weaknesses; 
2. targeting higher-order thinking and problem solving skills;
3. implementing math journaling procedures;
4. scheduling intervention and enrichment opportunities during common RTI;
5. using small group strategies to differentiate instruction;
6. incorporating manipulatives and games in math centers;
7. using RAE strategies (Restate, Answer & Explain in words or pictures);  
8. developing math fluency and solving word problems skills;
9. utilizing math resources such as IXL and Reflex Math.  
                                                                                                                       
References:

IXL www.IXL.com
REFLEX MATH www.reflexmath.com

LORRAINE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (ROCKDALE COUNTY SCHOOLS)*
David Ray, Principal

DRay@rockdale.k12.ga.us
770-483-0657

Effective practices at Lorraine Elementary School are:

1. analyzing performance data and identifying academic needs;
2. using “Double Math” instructional time as intervention for targeted students;
3. increasing the percentage of students scoring “exceeds” on state’s tests.

MATT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (FORSYTH COUNTY SCHOOLS)*
Ms. Charlley Stalder, Principal

cstalder@forsyth.k12.ga.us
678-455-4500, ext. 280523
Rene Westray, Assistant Principal
rwestray@forsyth.k12.ga.us
678-455-4500, ext. 280411
Carla Cravitt

Effective practices at Matt Elementary School are:

1. analyzing data and identifying at-risk students;
2. implementing the RTI process;
3. creating differentiated instructional groups;
4. delivering focused math instruction based on assessed needs of groups;
5. collaborating during vertical Math Team planning;
6. targeting higher-order/problem solving skills;
7. using GaDOE math frameworks.

References:

Moby Math;
Khan Academy;
GaDOE Math Resources

MOUNTAIN PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (FULTON COUNTY SCHOOLS)*
Stacy Perlman, Principal
perlman@fultonschools.org
770-552-4530

Effective practices at Mountain Park Elementary School are:

1. scheduling extended instructional time;
2. implementing Push-in models and tutorials as academic support system;
3. assigning math practice as independent study and homework;
4. utilizing hands-on manipulatives and games as academic resources.

Reference:

www.ixl.com

MULBERRY CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (HARRIS COUNTY SCHOOLS)*
Justin Finney, Principal

finney-j@harris.k12.ga.us
706-320-9397

Effective practices at Mulberry Creek Elementary School are:

1. planning lessons and developing common assessments collaboratively;
2. integrating manipulatives, modeling, Thinking Maps, IXL Math, journaling and the Van de Walle Math Series into instruction;
3. scheduling 70-90 minute blocks of instructional time;
4. departmentalizing 3rd and 4th grade instruction based on teachers’ specialties that support tutorials and inclusion classes;
5. scheduling Flexible Intervention Time (FIT);
6. completing intensive math reviews prior to state’s testing;
7. facilitating skills-focused instruction using expertise of student teachers from Columbus State University;
8. communicating high expectations of all students.

References:

IXL https://www.ixl.com/
The Van de Walle Math Series http://www.ablongman.com/vandewalleseries/

QUAIL RUN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (HOUSTON COUNTY SCHOOLS)*
Cheryl Thomas, Principal

cheryl.thomas@hcbe.net
478-919-0397

Effective practices at Quail Run Elementary School are:

1. aligning instruction with CCGPS;
2. individualizing instruction that progresses from whole group to guided practice to independent practice;
3. differentiating instruction during regular and specialty classes and tutorials;
4. providing cumulative content reviews daily;
5. completing "numbers talks" and hands-on-learning;
6. balancing instructional remediation and enrichment activities;
7. integrating technology resources and utilizing grouping strategies;
8. assigning homework daily;
9. using online tools (study guides, edmodo, powerpoints) to communicate with parents about students' progress and ways to provide support;
10. developing a culture of high expectations;
11. planning lessons and practices in collaborative groups;
12. hiring highly qualified teachers.

RICHMOND HILL ELEMENTARY (BRYAN COUNTY SCHOOLS)*
Walt Barnes, Principal
wbarnes@bryan.k12.ga.us
912-459-5100

Effective practices at Richmond Hill Elementary School are:

1. analyzing Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) data;
2. developing common assessments in planning teams;
3. focusing small-group instruction on specific needs;
4. targeting specific skill deficits during instructional interventions;
5. mastering grade-level math facts;
6. implementing the RTI process and utilizing EIP resources;
7. allocating at least 60 minutes daily to math instruction;
8. setting individual/group goals in math.

ROSWELL NORTH ELEMENTARY (FULTON COUNTY SCHOOLS)*
Kindra Smith, Principal

smithkl@fultonschools.org
770-552-6320

Effective practices at Roswell North Elementary School are:

1. making specific skills assignments for EIP students;
2. integrating technology with direct instruction and independent practice;
3. developing common formative assessments in Professional Learning Communities;
4. scheduling tutorials for individual students in grades 4-5;
5. training personnel and parents to use tutorial strategies;
6. decreasing class sizes;
7. providing access to IXL Learning Program as a resource.

Reference:

www.ixl.com

Old

DAVES CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (FORSYTH COUNTY SCHOOLS)*
Sarah Von Esh, Assistant Principal

svonesh@forsyth.k12.ga.us
770-888-1222 ext. 170110
Eric Ashton, Principal
eashton@forsyth.k12.ga.us
770-888-1222, ext. 170106

Effective practices at Daves Creek Elementary School are:

1. providing differentiated instruction in fluency, comprehension, phonics/vocabulary and higher order thinking skills;
2. utilizing the Systematic Multi-sensory Approach to Reading Training Program in daily 30 minute segments: intensive phonics instruction in grades K-2 and vocabulary acquisition in grades 3-5;
3. targeting weak reading skills in ESOL and EIP classes using Push-In instructional models.

FREE HOME ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (CHEROKEE COUNTY SCHOOLS)*
Karen Carl, Principal
karen.carl@cherokee.k12.ga.us
770-887-5738
Carry Holland
4th/5th Grade Teacher                         

Effective practices at Free Home Elementary School are:

1. analyzing performance data from Lexile scores, Universal Screener, and SOL pre/post growth measures;
2. planning collaboratively among 4th and 5th grade teachers;
3. differentiating instruction based on data analysis;
4. scheduling reading classes in 70-minute blocks;
5. integrating nonfiction texts, especially social studies, into the reading program;
6. assigning teachers to the same students during 4th and 5th grades;
7. completing individual reading blogs ;
8. maximizing instructional time.

References

Fullen, Michael. (2002, May) “The Change Leader.” Educational Leadership, 59(8).  
Ross, R., & Salyers, D. (2013). Remarkable!  Atlanta: Enthusiasm, Inc.
Fountas and Pinnell resources at www.fountasandpinnellleveledbooks.com
America’s Story by Steck –Vaughn http://www.biblio.com/americas-story-by-steck-vaughn/work/999693

GRAYSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (GWINNETT COUNTY SCHOOLS)*
Chris Brown, Principal

chris_brown@gwinnett.k12.ga.us
Mary Robida, Assistant Principal
mary_robida@gwinnett.k12.ga.us
Glenda Mayhue, Assistant Principal
glenda_mayhue@gwinnett.k12.ga.us
770-963-7189

Effective practices at Grayson Elementary School are:

1. increasing class time for core literacy instruction;
2. differentiating instruction in reading comprehension, vocabulary development, and literacy skills;
3. scheduling before and after school academic intervention and enrichment sessions;
4. providing academic support for EIP groups;
5. targeting quality-plus reading strategies in professional learning sessions;
6. monitoring effective use of instructional time;
7. utilizing teachers of special education, ESOL and gifted as co-teachers.

JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (JEFFERSON CITY SCHOOLS)*
Annette Beckwith, Principal
abeckwith@jeffcityschools.org
Carla Truelove, EIP Teacher
ctruelove@jeffcityschools.org
706-367-8242

Effective practices at Jefferson Elementary School are:

1. scheduling daily a 45-minute literacy block and a 90-minute reading block;
2. collecting and analyzing common assessment and universal screening data;
3. utilizing data to guide and to differentiate instruction;
4. mastering the five blocks of reading;
5. creating flexible reading groups.

MACEDONIA  ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (CHEROKEE COUNTY SCHOOLS)*
Tammy Castleberry

tammy.castleberry@cherokee.k12.ga.us
770-479-3429

Effective practices at Macedonia Elementary School are:

1. scheduling collaborative planning times;
2. sharing effective practices among teachers;
3. analyzing SLO, formative and summative assessments;                                      
4. adopting a universal screener;
5. assigning strategically instructional staff;
6. maximizing instructional time.

MCHENRY PRIMARY SCHOOL (FLOYD COUNTY SCHOOLS)*
Jenni Cunningham, Principal
jcunningham@floydboe.net
706-236-1833

Effective practices at McHenry Primary School are:

1. utilizing reading frameworks to design lessons;
2. differentiating instruction;
3. analyzing assessment data to determine current reading levels;
4. compiling individualized phonic-based spelling lists;     
5. utilizing practice resources from Daily Grammar Practices and Daily Comprehension.

References:

Comprehension Toolkit
Read Naturally
Word Sorts
Daily Grammar Practice & Daily Comprehension Practice

MUSEUM SCHOOL OF AVONDALE ESTATES CHARTER SCHOOL (DEKALB COUNTY SCHOOLS)*
Katherine Kelbaugh, Principal

katherine.kelbaugh@themuseumschool.org
404-289-0320

Effective practices at The Museum School of Avondale Estates are:

1. compiling, reviewing, and monitoring student data portfolios;
2. aligning instruction with reading standards;
3. differentiating instruction;
4. incorporating Readers' Workshop in Balanced Literacy Plan;
5. providing grade-level texts and reading resources;

References:

Lucy Calkins; The Sisters CAFÉ and Daily Programs
Pearson's Great Readers Series
Owocki,G. (2012). The Common Core Lesson Book: K-5. New York: Heinemann.
GaDOE Math Resources

NAHUNTA PRIMARY SCHOOL (BRANTLEY COUNTY SCHOOLS)*
Dr. Brandon Carter, Principal
brandon.carter@brantley.k12.ga.us
912-462-5179

Effective practices at Nahunta Primary School are:

1. providing direct instruction in focused, targeted reading skills;
2. implementing RTI procedures.

STEVENS CREEK ELEMENTARY (COLUMBIA COUNTY SCHOOLS)*
Michelle Paschal, Principal

mpaschal@ccboe.net
706-868-3705

Effective practices at Stevens Creek Elementary School are:

1. administrating benchmark assessments;
2. utilizing data to identify students' needs and to differentiate instruction;
3. targeting specific skills during intervention/enrichment block;
4. identifying strengths/weaknesses in comprehension and overall reading skills;
5. utilizing Accelerated Reader Program as a resource.

References:

Canady, R.L. & Rettig, M.D. (2008). Elementary School Scheduling: Enhancing Instruction for Student Achievement. Larchmont, NY: Eye on Education.
Renaissance Learning

TAYLORS CREEK ELEMENTARY (LIBERTY COUNTY SCHOOLS)*
Ms. Leah Gumataotao, Academic Coach
lgumataotao@liberty.k12.ga.us
Dr. Brittney Mobley, Principal
bmobley@liberty.k12.ga.us
Dr. Tamela Scharnagl, Assistant Principal
tscharnagl@liberty.k12.ga.us
912-369-0378

Effective practices at Taylors Creek Elementary School are:

1. determining students’ academic needs based on performance data;
2. implementing Open Court Phonics in grades K-2;
3. departmentalizing instruction in grades 4-5 based on teachers’ specialties;
4. supporting students with targeted tutorials;
5. transferring reading and math skills to real world applications through partnership with local humane society.

References:

Open Court Phonics Program http://opencourtreading.com/product/

WOODVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (HABERSHAM COUNTY SCHOOLS)*
Alison Anglin, Principal
aanglin@habershamschools.com
706-754-4225

Practices at Woodville Elementary School are:

1. departmentalizing instruction in grades 3-5;
2. assigning gifted-certified teachers to grades 3-5;
3. implementing and using Thinking Maps Program;
4. supplementing instruction with SuccessMaker. 

References:

Thinking Maps
SuccessMaker

* School’s effective practices based on 2012-2014 CRCT performances 

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