Jonesboro Middle School Mr. Corey Stephens, Principal

Jonesboro Middle School Mr. Corey Stephens, Principal

Richard Woods, Georgias School Superintendent Educating Georgias Future gadoe.org JONESBORO MIDDLE SCHOOL MR. COREY STEPHENS, PRINCIPAL 1 Richard Woods, Georgias School Superintendent Educating Georgias Future gadoe.org

CCPS VISION AND MISSION VISION STATEMENT THE VISION OF CLAYTON COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS IS TO BE A DISTRICT OF EXCELLENCE PREPARING ALL STUDENTS TO LIVE AND COMPETE SUCCESSFULLY IN A GLOBAL SOCIETY. MISSION STATEMENT THE MISSION OF CLAYTON COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS IS TO BE ACCOUNTABLE TO ALL STAKEHOLDERS FOR PROVIDING A GLOBALLY COMPETITIVE EDUCATION THAT EMPOWERS STUDENTS TO ACHIEVE ACADEMIC AND PERSONAL GOALS AND TO BECOME COLLEGE AND CAREER READY, PRODUCTIVE, RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS. 2 AGENDA

Richard Woods, Georgias School Superintendent Educating Georgias Future gadoe.org GMAS EXPERIENCE HTTPS://YOUTU.BE/VGTVKTBBP8E WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS GMAS WHAT IS IT? WHY IS IT IMPORTANT? ACHIEVEMENT LEVELS SCORING AND WEIGHTS TEST ITEMS 3

GMAS Richard Woods, Georgias School Superintendent Educating Georgias Future gadoe.org THE GEORGIA MILESTONES ASSESSMENT SYSTEM (GEORGIA MILESTONES) IS A COMPREHENSIVE SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT PROGRAM SPANNING GRADES 3 THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL. GEORGIA MILESTONES MEASURES HOW WELL STUDENTS HAVE LEARNED THE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS OUTLINED IN THE STATE-ADOPTED CONTENT STANDARDS IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS, MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE, AND

SOCIAL STUDIES. STUDENTS IN GRADES 3 THROUGH 8 TAKE AN END-OFGRADE ASSESSMENT IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS AND MATHEMATICS WHILE STUDENTS IN GRADES 5 AND 8 ARE ALSO ASSESSED IN SCIENCE AND SOCIAL STUDIES. 4 Richard Woods, Georgias School Superintendent Educating Georgias Future gadoe.org THE IMPORTANCE OF GMAS 5

USES OF GEORGIA MILESTONES Richard Woods, Georgias School Superintendent Educating Georgias Future gadoe.org TEACHERS CAN USE IT TO BETTER TAILOR INSTRUCTION TO THE CHILDS NEEDS. WE CAN COMPARE STUDENT PERFORMANCE ACROSS SCHOOLS AND DISTRICTS STATEWIDE. WE HAVE INFORMATION ABOUT HOW GEORGIA STUDENTS COMPARE WITH THEIR PEERS NATIONALLY.

WE HAVE ACCURATE MEASURES OF ACHIEVEMENT AND GROWTH FOR ALL STUDENTS, INCLUDING THOSE WITH DISABILITIES AND ENGLISH LEARNERS. PARENTS CAN USE THIS INFORMATION TO BETTER COMMUNICATE WITH TEACHERS AND SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS ABOUT THEIR CHILDS PROGRESS. 6 USES OF GEORGIA MILESTONES Richard Woods, Georgias School Superintendent Educating Georgias Future gadoe.org

The End of Grade (EOG) measures help determine promotion/retention status in grade 3 (reading), grade 5 (reading and mathematics), and grade 8 (reading and mathematics) The End of Course (EOC) measures serve as the final exam and comprise 20% of a students final course grade 15% for students enrolled in grade nine for the first time prior to July 1, 2011 Informs Georgias accountability measures (CCRPI, Growth, Educator Effectiveness) Provides a college and career readiness signal 4/18/2018 7

ACHIEVEMENT LEVELS Richard Woods, Georgias School Superintendent Educating Georgias Future gadoe.org Beginning Learners do not yet demonstrate proficiency in the knowledge and skills necessary at this grade level/course of learning, as specified in Georgias content standards. The students need substantial academic support to be prepared for the next grade level or course and to be on track for college and career readiness. Developing Learners demonstrate partial proficiency in the knowledge and skills necessary

at this grade level/course of learning, as specified in Georgias content standards. The students need 8 additional academic support to ensure success in the next grade level or course and to be on track for ACHIEVEMENT LEVELS Richard Woods, Georgias School Superintendent Educating Georgias Future gadoe.org Proficient Learners demonstrate proficiency in the knowledge and skills necessary at this grade level/course of learning, as specified in Georgias content standards. The students are prepared for the

next grade level or course and are on track for college and career readiness. (Desired Target) Distinguished Learners demonstrate advanced proficiency in the knowledge and skills necessary at this grade level/course of learning, as specified in Georgias content standards. The students are well prepared for the next grade level or course and are 9 well prepared for college and career readiness. NEW ACHIEVEMENT LEVELS & PERFORMANCE WEIGHTS Richard Woods, Georgias School Superintendent Educating Georgias Future

gadoe.org BEGINNING LEARNER = 0 DEVELOPING LEARNER = 0.5 PROFICIENT LEARNER = 1.0 DISTINGUISHED LEARNER = 1.5 TYPES OF SCORES SCALE SCORES Richard Woods, Georgias School Superintendent Educating Georgias Future

gadoe.org RANGE VARIES DEPENDING ON GRADE LEVEL AND CONTENT AREA ACHIEVEMENT LEVEL CUT SCORES DEVELOPING LEARNER: 475 PROFICIENT LEARNER: 525 DISTINGUISHED LEARNER: BASE CUT SCORE VARIES FROM 555 TO 610 GRADE CONVERSION SCORES (END OF COURSE ONLY) DOMAIN CATEGORY 11 GRADE CONVERSION SCORES FOR EOC

Richard Woods, Georgias School Superintendent Educating Georgias Future gadoe.org THE GRADE CONVERSION SCORE IS ANOTHER FORM OF A SCALE SCORE. IT IS DERIVED FROM THE THREE-DIGIT SCALE SCORE. IT WAS DEVELOPED TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE COURSE GRADE, AS

REQUIRED BY SBOE RULE. EACH COURSE HAS A GRADE CONVERSION SCORE TABLE BASED Test Score Below Developing Developing Proficient Distinguished Grade Conversion 067 68 79 80 91

92 100 12 DOMAIN CATEGORIES Richard Woods, Georgias School Superintendent Educating Georgias Future gadoe.org ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) READING STATUS BELOW GRADE LEVEL ON GRADE LEVEL OR ABOVE

LEXILE SCORE WRITING SCORES EXTENDED WRITING TASK RUBRIC SCORE BY TRAIT IDEAS, ORGANIZATION AND COHERENCE [NUMBER OF POINTS EARNED OUT OF 4] LANGUAGE USAGE AND CONVENTIONS [NUMBER OF POINTS EARNED OUT OF 3] NARRATIVE WRITING OF 4 POSSIBLE] [NUMBER OF POINTS EARNED13OUT DOMAIN CATEGORIES

Richard Woods, Georgias School Superintendent Educating Georgias Future gadoe.org MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE, SOCIAL STUDIES REMEDIATE LEARNING MONITOR LEARNING ACCELERATE LEARNING 14 Richard Woods, Georgias School Superintendent Educating Georgias

Future gadoe.org EOG AND EOC STUDENT REPORTS 15 END OF GRADE - INDIVIDUAL STUDENT REPORT (ISR) SAMPLE ** Illustration purposes only ** Richard Woods, Georgias School Superintendent Educating Georgias Future

gadoe.org 16 END OF GRADE - INDIVIDUAL STUDENT REPORT (ISR) SAMPLE ** Illustration purposes only ** Richard Woods, Georgias School Superintendent Educating Georgias Future gadoe.org 17

6 DAYS TO TEST DAY MAY 6th MAY 17th HOW WE ARE PREPARING STUDENTS Richard Woods, Georgias School Superintendent Educating Georgias Future gadoe.org TEACHING THE STANDARDS READING AND WRITING FOCUS EVERY DAY ONLINE INTERVENTIONS IREADY, USA TEST PREP, IXL ASR (TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS) HOW PARENTS CAN HELP ENSURE STUDENTS ARE PRESENT AND ON TIME EVERY DAY EXTEND READING AND WRITING AT HOME AND MONITOR STUDENT

COMPUTER/INTERVENTION PRACTICE ENCOURAGE STUDENTS TO BE ON THEIR BEST BEHAVIOR AND DO THEIR BEST EACH DAY 18 RESOURCES GADOE.ORG Richard Woods, Georgias School Superintendent Educating Georgias Future gadoe.org GEORGIA MILESTONES ASSESSMENT SYSTEM [email protected] GPB.ORG (GEORGIA PUBLIC BROADCASTING

SYSTEM) CLICK THE EDUCATION LINK PARCC.PEARSON.COM/SAMPLE-ITEMS/ (CLICK SAMPLE TEST) COMMONLIT,.COM (CHOOSE DESIRED LEXILE SCORE) ONLINE RESOURCES (SEE JMS WEBSITE) 19 QUESTIONS Richard Woods, Georgias School Superintendent Educating Georgias Future gadoe.org 20

What is the Parental Involvement Policy? This plan addresses how the school will implement the parental involvement requirements of the ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act). It includes The schools expectations for parents How the school will involve parents in decision-making How the school will work to build the schools and parents capacity for strong parental involvement to improve student academic achievement You, as Title I parents, have the right to be involved in the development of this policy. What is a School-wide Title I Plan? The School-wide Title I Plan and includes:

A Needs Assessment and Summary of Data Goals and Strategies to Address Academic Needs of Students Professional Development Needs Coordination of Resources/Comprehensive Budget The Schools Parental Involvement Plan You, as Title I parents, have the right to be involved in the development of this plan. Whats included in the schools Parental Involvement Policy? This plan addresses how the school will implement the parental involvement requirements of the ESSA.

Components include How parents can be involved in decision-making and activities How parental involvement funds are being used How information and training will be provided to parents How the school will build capacity in parents and staff for strong parental involvement You, as Title I parents, have the right to be involved in the development of your schools Parental Involvement Policy. What is the School-Parent Compact? The compact is a commitment from the school, the parent,

and the student to share in the responsibility for improved academic achievement You, as Title I Parents, have the right to be involved in the development of the School-Parent Compact. How do I request the qualifications of my childs teachers? You, as Title I Parents, have the right to request the qualifications of your childs teachers. Parents are notified of this request via the Parents Rights to Know letter. Parents are notified of requested qualifications via standard mail. How will I be notified if my child is taught by a teacher who is not Highly Qualified?

Our schools present status of Highly Qualified Teachers is 99%. One vacancy (8th Grade Language Arts). Notification to parents regarding teachers not meeting NCLBs requirements for Highly Qualified are sent via standard mail. How is the evaluation of the District and Schools Parental Involvement Plan Conducted? Evaluation Requirements Conduct annually

Conduct with Title I parents Analyze Content and Effectiveness of the current plan Identify Barriers to parental involvement Data/Input may include Parent Survey (Required) Focus Groups Parent Advisory Committees Process and Timeline How the evaluation informs next years plan Flexible Learning Program In November, 2011, the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) submitted to the United States Department of Education (US ED) requesting flexibility through waivers of the ten ESEA requirements and their associated , regulatory, administrative and reporting requirements.

Two of the ten requested waivers directly affected SES and Choice. The FLP will be held twice weekly after school for 90 minutes. Students will receive instruction in Math or Reading as well as test taking and study skills. Flexible Learning Program Parents of eligible students will receive an application in the mail. Parents will turn the forms into the district or school principal. The FLP will be offered at all Focus and Alert schools. Transportation will be provided for FLP students. Services should begin for most students in late September. Great Things Are Happening at JMS!!!

Non-Negotiables Integrating Technology Critical Thinking Literacy Across the Curriculum Numeracy Across the Curriculum 1 of 4 middle schools in CCPS recognized by the AJC for significant growth in GMAS 8th Grade math scores. GMAS scores increased in all tested subjects and grade levels Increase in EOC (Physical Science) scores werjmsbears @JonesboroMiddle

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