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Effective Practices for CCRPI Middle School Indicator 2

Percent of students scoring at Developing Learner or above on the Georgia Milestones mathematics EOG

BREMEN MIDDLE SCHOOL (BREMEN CITY SCHOOLS)*
Jennifer Leatherman, Teacher
jennifer.leatherman@bremencs.com
770-537-4874

Effective practices at Bremen Middle School are:

1. aligning instruction to standards;
2. analyzing student performance data;
3. identifying strengths and weaknesses of each student;
4. conferencing with individual students;
5. using a variety of instructional strategies;
6. differentiating instruction;
7. providing guided practices in class.

DEKALB PATH ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL (DEKALB COUNTY SCHOOL)*
Suttiwan Cox, Principal
scox@pathacademy.org
404-846-3242

Effective practices at DeKalb PATH Academy are:

1. monitoring students' progress;
2. implementing instructional scaffolding techniques;
3. making connections among standards/learning objectives and mastery of content;
4. emphasizing depth of knowledge and critical thinking skills;
5. integrating standards into thematic units;
6. perceiving assessment feedback as learning opportunities;
7. reviewing course concepts daily during 10-minute sessions;
8. motivating students to be responsible.

TRION MIDDLE SCHOOL (TRION CITY SCHOOLS)*
Cindy Anderson, Principal
Cindy.Anderson@trionschools.org
706-734-7433
Pam Bridges, Assistant Principal
Levi Hatcher, Teacher
Jennifer Skelton, Teacher
Angie Wells, Teacher
Ron Petty, Teacher
Marcia Thompson, Teacher
Sharon Sanford, Teacher
Megan Mills, Teacher
Alexa Evans, Teacher

Effective practices at Trion Middle School are:

1. employing highly-qualified teachers with multiple grade experience;
2. analyzing data in order to guide instruction and tutorials;
3. aligning vertically grade-level instruction;
4. requiring co-teachers to be teachers of math;
5. scheduling daily a 120 -minute block for math;
6. utilizing instructional resources such as curriculum maps, pacing guides, Study Island, GRASP, math frameworks;
7. collaborating with ELA teachers about constructive responses in math;
8. providing academic acceleration options, which include high school course credit for 8th graders.

References:

1. GRASP: Contact West Georgia RESA
2. Study Island retrieved at http://www.studyisland.com

WAYCROSS MIDDLE SCHOOL (WARE COUNTY SCHOOLS)*
Loni Hines, Instructional Coach
lhines@ware.k12.ga.us
912-287-2333

Effective practices at Waycross Middle School are:

1. integrating Mathematical Design Collaborative (MDC) strategies into a rigorous curriculum which has resulted in students
  a. translating and interpreting mathematical and visual representations of lines and linear equations;
  b. applying rules and refuting misconceptions about representing and combining transformations;
  c. estimating, comparing and converting numbers into decimal and scientific notation;
  d. using algebraic and graphical representations to classify solutions to systems of equations;
2. providing hands-on opportunities to collaborate/debate mathematical solutions;
3. developing analysis and evaluation skills;
4. expressing mathematical concepts and reasoning in writing.

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HAYMON-MORRIS MIDDLE SCHOOL (BARROW COUNTY SCHOOLS)*
Dr. Sheila Kahrs, Principal

skahrs@barrow.k12.ga.us
678-963-0602

Effective practices at Haymon-Morris Middle School are:

1. developing a culture of reading;
  a. summer reading assignments;
  b. bi-weekly visits to Media Center;
  c. Sustained Silent Reading during home base (homeroom);
  d. reading 25 books (175 pages) per year;
  e. rewards system (Read-to-Win) for reading 25 books;
  f. school-wide book swaps;
2. using CRCT scores and teachers' recommendations to assign students to Extended Learning Time each grading period;
3. reading and comprehending informational and literary texts;
4. applying reading and vocabulary strategies.

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

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