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Effective Practices for CCRPI High School Indicator 8

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

BROOKWOOD HS (GWINNETT COUNTY SCHOOLS)*
Debra Dees, Principal
debra_dees@gwinnett.k12.ga.us
Kim Hamman, Administrative Intern
kim_hamman@gwinnett.k12.ga.us
770-972-7642

Effective practices at Brookwood High School are:

1. teaching a rigorous curriculum:
2. offering students' advanced courses in a challenging environment;
3. developing a collaborative culture among teachers of economics;
4. scheduling time for teachers to collaborate  ( at least 52 minutes per week) about  instructional  strategies, pacing, GPS, assessments, goal-setting and EOCT preparation.

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. delivering  highly relevant and  rigorous instruction in an integrated curriculum;
2. offering economics courses only at Advanced Placement levels;
3. assigning project-based performance tasks;
4. providing opportunities for teachers to collaborate about teaching strategies, performance-based assessments and EOCT preparation;
5. expecting students to perform  at "Exceeds" level on EOCT.

HEARD COUNTY HS*
Paul Mixon

pmixon@heard.k12.ga.us
Rodney Kay
rkay@heard.k12.ga.us
706-675-3656

Effective practices at Heard County High School are:

1. administering 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.

MCINTOSH HS (FAYETTE COUNTY SCHOOLS)*
Mark Kienast, Department Chairperson
kienast.mark@fcboe.org
770-631-3232

Effective practices at McIntosh High School are:

1. using instructional strategies such as questioning to ensure understanding and application of course concepts;
2. providing relevant examples that enhance conceptual understanding;
3. infusing technology in presentations of concept lessons;
4. assigning a real-world budget project to reinforce understanding and application of concepts to personal budgets.

ROCKMART HS (POLK COUNTY SCHOOLS)*
Stephanie Foy, Teacher of Economics

sfoy@polk.k12.ga.us
770-684-5432

Effective practices at Rockmart High School are;

1. analyzing EOCT data to identify weaknesses in students' skills and delivery of content;
2. collaborating among teachers of economics;
3. engaging students through interactive simulations;
4. incentivizing students to identify and discuss real-world examples of economics concepts;
5. participating in Georgia Council of Economics Education workshops.

Reference: GCEE workshops

UNION GROVE (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 testing ,grades and benchmarks to assess students;
3. identifying and assigning at risk students to mandatory Instructional Focus sessions in content courses.

WHITEWATER HS  (FAYETTE COUNTY SCHOOLS)*
Jillian Giles

giles.jillian@fcboe.org
770-460-3935

Effective practices at Whitewater High School are:

1. emphasizing comprehension and application of concepts and vocabulary related to economics courses;
2. using  "real-world" applications and examples that enhance the relevance of economics to students.

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

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