OUR MISSION is to provide educational excellence for all students!
OUR NON-NEGOTIABLE GOALS are increased student achievement and more effective teaching.
OUR STRATEGY is two-fold:
At the school system level--
To build the capacity of personnel to deliver high quality instruction through:
Using Research-Based Instructional Strategies in classrooms (RBIS)
Building the Background Knowledge of students during the school day (BBK)
Integrating the use of technology in classroom lessons (TI)
At the school building level--
To ensure high-functioning Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) in each school with a definite time and place to meet and an agenda of work centered around instruction and its outcomes for students through ongoing question-asking and action steps:
What do we want students to know, do, and understand?
Connection: Georgia Performance Standards/Georgia Assessments (Steps 1 & 2)
How do we best engage students in the learning?
Connection: RBIS, BBK, TI (Step 2)
How do we know if students know, do, and understand what we want?
Connection: Common Assessments--Formative & Benchmarks (Steps 3 & 4)
What do we do when students don't know, do, and understand what we want?
Connection: RtI (tiered remediation); Enrichment (Steps 5 & 6)
Step 1: Pre-analyze data aligned to Georgia Performance Standards/Georgia Assessments
Step 2: Deliver standards-based instruction using RBIS, BBK, & TI
Step 3: Conduct common assessments (formative and/or benchmarks) aligned to Georgia Performance Standards
Step 4: Analyze common assessment results to check for mastery
Step 5: Implement GPS-based tiered remediation (RtI) and Enrichment
Step 6: Check for mastery/Repeat Cycle
OUR TIMETABLE is over the next five school years (2010-11 - 2014-15)
OUR RESULTS will show continuous improvement related to student achievement and more effective teaching as exhibited by CRCTs, GHSGTs, and EOCTs no later than Spring 2012-2013 forward. Additionally, we will program for greater student exposure to and success in college readiness (ACT, SAT, AP) and workplace readiness (ACT WorkKeys a.k.a. Georgia Work Ready Assessments).