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Effective Practices for CCRPI High School Indicator 1

Percent of students scoring at Developing Learner or above on the Georgia Milestones Ninth Grade Literature EOC

GREENBRIER HS (COLUMBIA COUNTY SCHOOLS)*
Chris R. Segraves
csegraves@ccboe.net
706-650-6040   

Effective practices at Greenbrier High School are:

1. utilizing results of benchmark testing  to identify students needing academic assistance;
2. assigning identified students  to an appropriate thirty-minute Advisement Period for intensive instruction;
3. providing common planning time and use of  common content assessments;
4. implementing rigorous and differentiated instructional strategies;
5. aligning and  revising lesson  units to  CCGPS;
6.  using "state-defined" rubric to assess writing;
7. utilizing instructional strengths of co-teaching personnel  to implement effective strategies.

GWINNETT SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (GWINNETT COUNTY SCHOOLS)*
Dr. Jeff Mathews, Principal 
                                 
jeff_mathews@gwinnett.k12.ga.us
Ms. Karen Rockey, Assistant Principal
karen_rockey@gwinnett.k12.ga.us
678-518-6701

Effective practices at Gwinnett School of Math, Science & Technology are:

1. exposing students to rigorous instruction in order to develop skills for advanced studies;                                                                                        
2. supporting continuous professional development especially the integration of technology; 
3. using intervention strategies that make literature and literacy relevant to 21st Century platforms;
4. collaborating in the development of performance-based, formative assessments;
5. providing immediate feedback on assessments and teaching integrated topics that increase relevancy for students and compliment their work;
6. implementing adult and peer mentoring programs and  intervention strategies;
7. utilizing USA Test Prep.

MCINTOSH HS (FAYETTE COUNTY SCHOOLS)*
Lynne Bruschetti,  Department Chairperson
bruschetti.lynne@fcboe.org
770-631-3232

Effective practices at McIntosh High School are:

1. analyzing available data to identify students with weak ELA skills;
2. scheduling  three, twenty -minute Instructional Focus sessions that target deficit ELA skills;
3. planning collaboratively with strategic emphasis on reading, writing and relevance;
4. ensuring aligning of instruction with CCGPS;
5. developing a culture of  high academic expectations.

MURRAY COUNTY HS (MURRAY COUNTY SCHOOLS)*
Gina Linder, Principal
gina.linder@murray.k12.ga.us
706-695-1414
Andrea Morrow, Curriculum Facilitator
andrea.morrow@murray.K12.ga.us
706-695-1414
Jenny Lock, Language Arts Department Chairperson
jenny.lock@murray.k12.ga.us
706-695-1414

Effective practices at Murray County High School are:

1. assigning literacy-focused activities based on Lexile measures;
2. analyzing benchmark data to identify student needs;
3. requiring students to "provide evidence from texts" in written and oral responses;
4. assigning struggling students to Fast Forward, a brain-based reading support program;
5. utilizing a variety of differentiated instructional strategies;
6. targeting academic strategies for economically-disadvantaged students in professional development trainings.

Reference:

SRI Reports
Resources from Ruby Payne and Eric Jensen
Scientific Learning

UNION GROVE HS (HENRY COUNTY SCHOOLS)*
Dawn Jordan, Graduation Coach
dawnjordan@henry.k12.ga.us
678-583-8502

Effective practices at Union Grove High School are:

1. scheduling a daily  Instructional Focus Period;
2. analyzing  data from  prior testing, grades and benchmarks;
3. identifying and assigning at-risk students to mandatory Instructional Focus sessions in content area.

Reference: UGHS Improvement Plan

WHITEWATER HS (FAYETTE COUNTY SCHOOLS)*
Roy A. Rabold, Principal
rabold.roy@mail.fcboe.org
770-460-3935

Effective practices at Whitewater High School are:

1. emphasizing vocabulary and writing skills;
2. completing journals in Language Arts courses;
3. using writing across the curriculum strategies.

* School’s effective practices based on 2012-2014 performance data.

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