All teachers are working hard to implement the new Georgia Performance Standards as expected by the Georgia Department of Education. The development of the Performance Standards is the Georgia Department of Education's guarantee that the students in Georgia will be able to compete in a global society. The new state curriculum sets high standards, maintains clear expectations, and provides opportunities for ALL students to demonstrate and exhibit a deeper understanding of what they have learned in each of the content areas.
In McIntosh County all teachers are given an opportunity to participate in professional learning that provides an instructional framework for implementing the new curriculum. It is expected that ALL teachers implement the Learning Focused Schools Model to ensure that "exemplary practices" are being used daily to guarantee that ALL students understand and will be able to demonstrate mastery of the Performance Standards in all content areas. It is expected that all teachers understand, know, assess, and implement the standards.
Throughout the year benchmark assessments will be used to evaluate the progress of student's learning. The data from Pre and Post testing of the standards that will be taught each nine weeks will be used to guide the instruction and implementation of the standards. Alignment of the intended curriculum to textbooks and pacing guides will ensure that our students have maximum opportunities to achieve and demonstrate mastery of the standards.