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Effective Practices for CCRPI Elementary School Indicator 7

Percent of students in grade 3 achieving a Lexile measure equal to or greater than 650 on the Georgia Milestones ELA EOG

EAST SIDE ELEMENTARY (COBB COUNTY SCHOOLS)
Elizabeth Mavity, Principal

elizabeth.mavity@cobbk12.org
770-578-7200

Effective practices at East Side Elementary School are:

1. analyzing assessment data;
2. aligning reading and writing skills;
3. developing common assessments and pacing guides during collaborative work sessions;
4. incorporating constructive responses in assessments;
5. continuing professional trainings in development of reading and writing skills (Fundation’s Phonics, Orton-Gillingham).

Reference:

https://www.orton-gillingham.com/

FAIRVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (HABERSHAM COUNTY SCHOOLS)*
Dr. Darlene Hudson, Principal

dhudson@habersham.k12.ga.us
Jennifer Chitwood, Assistant Principal
Michelle Wilbanks, Instructional Coach

706-778-2030

Effective practices at Fairyland Elementary School are:

1. implementing Thinking Maps concepts;
2. collaborating, sharing and reflecting on instructional strategies and resources in professional learning communities;
3. analyzing data and developing assessments;
4. integrating reading frameworks and resources such as iPADS, Read 180, StoryTown;
5. writing across the curriculum;
6. focusing on content mastery in ELA/Math through after school programs;
7. targeting ELA/MATH CCGPS standards during tutorials.

References:

Thinking Maps; CCGPS Resources; Read 180

FAIRYLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (WALKER COUNTY SCHOOLS)*
Melissa Cairns, Media Specialist
melissacairns@walkerschools.org
Emily Haney, Teacher
emilyhaney@walkerschools.org
Brennan Griffin, Teacher
brennangriffin@walkerschools.org
Jeremy Roerdink, Principal
jeremyroerdink@walkerschools.org

Effective practices at Fairyland Elementary School are:

1. providing opportunities for students to read;
2. utilizing Media Center resources, local authors, Reader's workshop, guided reading, and read-aloud sessions;
3. setting a school-wide goal of reading at least 30 minutes per night in addition to individual goals;
4. creating Focused Literacy Groups in kindergarten;
5. using vertical alignment strategies;
6. completing assessments of reading skills.

References:

http://readersworkshop.org; DIBIELS Reading Program; DRA Reading

KEDRON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (FAYETTE COUNTY SCHOOLS)*
Dr. Julie Turner, Principal

Turner.julie@mail.fcboe.org
770-486-2700

Effective practices at Kedron Elementary School are:

1. developing a vertically aligned K-8 reading program;
2. aligning instruction with Georgia Standards of Excellence’s reading/language arts frameworks and standards;
3. selecting anchor texts with enhanced text complexities;
4. supplementing instruction with Accelerated Reader;
5. setting individual reading goals.

References:

Renaissance Accelerated Reader http://www.renaissance.com/products/accelerated-reader

SARAH SMITH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (ATLANTA PUBLIC SCHOOLS)*
Dr. Kenneth Proctor, Principal

kproctor@atlanta.k12.ga.us
404-802-3880

Effective practices at Sarah Smith Elementary School are:

1. implementing the Great Books Program;
2. scheduling opportunities to read;
3. using higher-order thinking skills when responding to or reflecting on text-related questions;
4. utilizing Shared Inquiry instructional strategies.

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

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