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Effective Practices for CCRPI High School Indicator 6

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

BREMEN HS (BREMEN CITY SCHOOLS)*
Stephen Anderson
stephen.anderson@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 GPS.

CHAMBLEE CHARTER HS*
Candace Steadman, Assistant Principal
Candace_R_Steadman@fc.dekalb.k12.ga.us
678-676-6913
Dr. Rochelle Lowery, Principal
rochelle_lowery@fc.dekalb.k12.ga.us
678-676-6903
Zareen Hagan, Instructor
678-676-6903

Effective practices at Chamblee Charter High School are:     

1. hiring the most effective teachers to serve and support students;
2. reviewing EOCT/GHSWT materials in computer labs during Lunch Seminar;
3. providing opportunities for peer tutoring by members of Math Team, Interact, National Honor Society, Beta Club.

Reference: High School Instruction that Works. Marzano, et al. (2001)

EVANS HS (COLUMBIA COUNTY SCHOOLS)*
Don Brigdon , Principal
dbrigdon@ccboe.net
706-863-1198

Effective practices at Evans High School are:                  

1. offering biology to 9th graders with an interest in science and high reading scores on CRCT or 10th graders after having completed environmental science in ninth grade;
2. offering environmental science course which includes emphasis on taking notes, reading critically and thinking scientifically;
3. using instructional strategies such as Power Points and video clips, guided notes, assessments points using questions and pair/share discussion, lab and group activities,  selected reading and writing materials  to introduce, reinforce and assess students' understanding;
4. assessing students' frequently by using assessments points several times during class and formative assessments to determine remedial needs, and summative assessments which may be repeated to ensure mastery;
5. collaborating among teachers about lessons and assignments;                                                                

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

Effective practices at Greenbrier High School are:

1. aligning and revising units with GPS;
2. providing  teachers with common planning time;
3. using  common content assessments;
4. differentiating  instruction;
5. embedding Learning Focus strategies in instruction;
6. reinforcing/re-teaching concepts during thirty-minute Achievement Period;
7. re-assessing students with skills deficiencies;
8. utilizing instruction time efficiently (teaching from bell to bell).

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. completing chemistry and physics courses prior to biology course;
2. using project/inquiry-based instruction in which all students generate models in order to organize;
3. scheduling two-hour block of instruction for biology and engineering;
4. expecting students to participate in the science and engineering fair that encourages an integrated approach and relevant rigor;
5. requiring an integration of science disciplines;
6. applying intervention strategies when necessary.

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

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