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
Dr. Lakshmi Sankar, Exceptional Education Director
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
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
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.
1. Benchmark Assessments
3. Instructional Coordinators-Monitoring System\
RUTLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL (BIBB COUNTY SCHOOLS)*
Richard Key, Principal
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
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
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
Tom Moreland, Principal
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.
- 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