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Effective Practices for CCRPI High School Indicator 2

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

BREMEN HS (BREMEN CITY SCHOOLS)*
Felecia Brower, Department Chairperson
felecia.brower@bremencs.com
770-537-2592

Effective practices at Bremen High School are:

1. reviewing available data to determine students' academic strengths and weaknesses;
2. ensuring a strong correlation between instruction and CCGPS

CARROLLTON HIGH SCHOOL (CARROLLTON CITY SCHOOLS)
Susan Gordy, Assistant principal
susan.gordy@carrolltoncityschools.net

Effective practices at Carrollton High School are:

1. analyzing appropriate data and monitoring students’ progress;
2. collaborating among teachers about course alignment and rigor;
3. organizing flexible groupings based on performance benchmarks and assessments;
4. generating student-produced questions that reflect Depth of Knowledge (DOK);
5. incorporating evaluation feedback & guided reflections during conferences about extended written responses;
6. developing students’ self-assessment of strengths & weaknesses and selection of targeted academic focus for improvements;
7. utilizing textual evidence to support findings/conclusions in Socratic Seminars;
8. blending content instruction as Advanced Placement/American Literature course.

FITZGERALD HS (BEN-HILL COUNTY SCHOOLS)*
Sheri Dorsett, English Department Chairperson
dorsetts@ben-hill.k12.ga.us
Brenda Whitley, Teacher
whitleyb@ben-hill.k12.ga.us
229-409-5530

Effective practices at Fitzgerald High School are:

1. creating an academic culture of rigorous instruction and high expectations;
2. analyzing benchmark and formative assessments quarterly to identify needs of students;
3. planning lessons which emphasize student participation and scaffolding techniques;
4. integrating literary elements (tone, purpose, voice) and supporting evidence in writing assignments.

Reference: AP from A to Z Dripping Springs: Athena Publishing, 2002 http://www.ebookezz.net/search.php?q=AP%20FROM%20A%20TO%20Z

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 the Gwinnett School of Math, Science & Technology are:

1. exposing students to rigorous instruction in order to build skills for advanced studies;
2. using multiple teaching strategies;
3. planning lessons which include Depth of Knowledge questioning and Socratic discussions;
4. communicating high levels of expectations from students;
5. linking  cross-curricular topics and assessments in American Literature and U.S. History courses;
6. collaborating among teachers who develop and deliver relevant and timely lessons;
7.  providing feedback from assessments;
8. implementing  mandatory intervention strategies for struggling students ;
9. 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 alignment of instruction with CCGPS;
5. developing a culture of high academic expectations.

NORTH OCONEE HS (OCONEE COUNTY SCHOOLS)*
Richard Rosch, Social Studies Department Chairperson

rrosch@oconeeschools.org
Philip Brown, Principal
pbrown@coneeschools.org
706-769-7760

Effective practices at North Oconee High School are:

1. increasing enrollment in Advanced Placement courses;
2. encouraging writing in all courses and providing feedback to students;
3. conferencing one-on-one between student and teacher during daily in-school remediation period;
4. scheduling tutorial sessions before and after school;
5. targeting reading and writing strategies in professional development.

SOUTH FORSYTH HIGH SCHOOL (FORSYTH COUNTY SCHOOLS) 
Angela Satterfield, ELA Department Chairperson
asatterfield@forsyth.k12.ga.us
404-781-2264

Effective practices at South Forsyth High School are:

1. building and reinforcing foundational skills from previous courses;
2. teaching explicitly a skills-based curriculum;
3. sharing and analyzing sample responses to prompts and familiarizing students with expectations of rubrics;
4. modeling text analysis for students;
5. using graphic organizers in analyses of texts;
6. annotating texts as evidence of close reading;
7. focusing on evidence-based responses to fiction and nonfiction texts;
8. completing writing assignments (short- answer responses, argumentative essays, etc.);
9. utilizing Document Based Questions (DBQ) strategies.

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

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