Percent of students scoring at Developing Learner or above on the Georgia Milestones U.S. History EOC
BREMEN HS (BREMEN CITY SCHOOLS)*
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.
ETOWAH HS (CHEROKEE COUNTY SCHOOLS)*
Katrina Purugulla, Department Chairperson
Effective practices at Etowah High School are:
1. creating Consistency Team of U.S. History teachers who disaggregate student data and identify students for acceleration or remediation (tutorials or Saturday school);
2. developing common assessments by Consistency Team in Professional Learning Communities;
3. reviewing teachers' Data Management reports which are based on observations from walk-throughs, feedback from formative assessments, assignments for remediation activities and instructional strategies that target needs of students;
4. providing re-testing and tutorial opportunities for students who fail formal assessments;
5. requiring students needing remediation to attend EXP tutoring and/or Saturday school.
GWINNETT SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (GWINNETT COUNTY SCHOOLS)*
Dr. Jeff Mathews, Principal
Ms. Karen Rockey, Assistant Principal
Effective practices at the Gwinnett School of Math, Science, & Technology are:
1. offering only honors or Advanced Placement U.S. History courses;
2. planning, teaching and assessing cross-curricular topics in U.S. History course and American Literature;
3. collaborating among teachers who plan lessons that focus on relevant and timely concepts;
4. providing prompt feedback from formative assessments;
5. applying intervention strategies;
6. using USA Test Prep for EOCT review.
HEARD COUNTY HS (HEARD COUNTY SCHOOLS)*
Lance Taylor, U.S. History teacher
Paul Mixon, Social Studies Dept. Chairperson
Rodney Kay, Principal
Effective practices at Heard County High School are:
1. administrating five benchmark assessments at 3,6,9,12, and 15 weeks;
2. reviewing assessment data compiled by Thinkgate;
3. implementing Braves Block, a thirty-minute period, four days a week for remediation (priority given to courses with ECOT ) or exploratory (SAT/ACT/Compass prep, pathway courses, public speaking, guitar, etc.) activities;
4. analyzing data to make prescriptive assignments (during Braves Block) based on performance on specific content standards/elements.
NORTH OCONEE HS (OCONEE COUNTY SCHOOLS)*
Richard Rosch, Social Studies Department Chairperson
Philip Brown, Principal
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 learning.
* School’s effective practices based on 2012-2014 performance data.