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Effective Practices for CCRPI Middle School Indicator 6

Percent of Students with Disabilities served in general education environments greater than 80% of the school day

CALLAWAY MIDDLE SCHOOL (TROUP COUNTY SCHOOLS)*
Tina Johnson, Principal
johnsontf@troup.org
706-845-2080
Dr. Lakshmi Sankar, Exceptional Education Director
sankarl@troup.org
706-812-7939

Effective practices at Callaway Middle School are:

1. analyzing data to assess instructional needs;
2. scheduling collaborative planning sessions;
3. utilizing Extended Learning Time (ELT) for systemic academic support;
4. scaffolding instruction in inclusion classes.

LOUISVILLE MIDDLE SCHOOL (JEFFERSON COUNTY SCHOOLS)*
Ken Hildebrant, Principal

hildebrandtk@jefferson.k12.ga.us
478-625-7754

Effective practices at Louisville Middle School are:

1. implementing the RTI process;
2. analyzing performance data and prescribing academic support or extension connections classes;
3. designing a master schedule with enrichment or support classes;
4. integrating academic monitoring programs (Scholastic Reading Inventory, WriteScore, Classworks);
5. incorporating APEX resources as an opportunity to earn high school credit;
6. preparing students for CRCT and 8th Grade writing assessments using Saturday School/Writers' Workshop;
7. monitoring academic and behavior progress of at-risk students through community-based mentoring program.

PORTAL MIDDLE SCHOOL (BULLOCH COUNTY SCHOOLS)*
Dr. J. Shawn Haralson, Principal

sharalson@bulloch.k12.ga.us
912-536-9677

Effective practices at Portal Middle School are:

1. analyzing data and modifying instructional delivery when appropriate;
2. targeting specific course content based on data from benchmarks;
3. implementing a remediation period during the regular school day;
4. scheduling weekly SLC collaborative meetings to discuss students' progress and instructional modifications. 

References:

1. Benchmark Assessments                                                    
2. MAPS/NWEA
3. Instructional Coordinators-Monitoring System\
4. POI 

RUTLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL (BIBB COUNTY SCHOOLS)*
Richard Key, Principal
rakey.rutlandms@bibb.k12.ga.us
478-779-4400

Effective practices at Rutland Middle School are:

1. using GaCollege411 as a resource to explore and to understand college/career preparation;
2. scheduling career development courses for grades 6-8;
3. providing enrichment and remedial opportunities in math and language arts courses;
4. assigning specific content teachers to career development classes.

SUMMERVILLE MIDLE SCHOOL (CHATTOOGA COUNTY SCHOOLS)*
Kevin Muskett, Principal
kmuskett@chattooga.k12.ga.us
706-857-2444

Effective practices at Summerville Middle School are:

1. designing a master schedule that allows SWD students to participate in general education and resources classes;
2. allocating a connections period for every student.

T.J. ELDER MIDDLE SCHOOL (WASHINGTON COUNTY SCHOOLS)*
Dr. Brenda Charleston, Assistant Principal

bcharleston@washington.k12.ga.us
478-552-2007, ext 3206

Effective practices at T. J. Elder Middle School are:

1. analyzing data and identifying academic deficiencies;
2. targeting strategies that address academic deficiencies during weekly collaborative planning sessions;
3. designing tutorials for students performing below grade-level (student achieving mastery may opt out of small- group tutorials);
4. rotating students every three-weeks in specific academic support sessions;
5. monitoring students' progress using framework assessments, OSA benchmarks, CRCT results, etc;
6. evaluating the effectiveness of the instructional program.

UNION GROVE MIDDLE SCHOOLS (HENRY COUNTY COUNTY)*
Meredith Smith, Teacher
meredith.smith@henry.k12.ga.us
Tom Moreland, Principal
thomas.moreland@henry.k12.ga.us
678-583-8978

Effective practices at Union Grove Middle School are:

1. using an instructional Inclusion Model;
2. incorporating collaborative, co-teaching strategies in math and English/Language Arts courses;
3. providing paraprofessional support personnel in science and social studies courses.

References:

- Anderson, T. & Ward, H. (2009)."Making Inclusion Work: Closing the Achievement Gap with Inclusive Practices". Workshop Presentation by Anderson & Ward Educational Services.
- Villa, R. , Thousand, J., & Nevin, A. (2008). A Guide to Co-Teaching. Thousand Oaks: Corwin Press.

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

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