The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (OSA) recently conducted a comprehensive analysis on the issue and flagged classrooms with erasures of three or more deviations above the state average.
As a result, Atkinson and Moore Elementary schools were placed in a “severe concern” category, because 25 percent or more of their classrooms were flagged. For schools placed in that category, OSA ordered an investigation by their school systems on top of the state monitoring them during the spring 2010 CRCT.
“We are not at the point to draw conclusions yet,” said Director of Human Resources Andy Matthews.
While conversations with some teachers have already taken place, OSA will provide additional data to the school system, but not until March 12, she said.
Although not required by the state, the school system has chosen to conduct an investigation into Anne Street Elementary and Moreland Road Elementary schools, which both are of “minimal concern,” because 6 to 10 percent of their classrooms were flagged. It will either monitor their test environments or rotate their teachers during the next CRCT.
Additionally, the school system will review each classroom throughout the system that was flagged.
None of the schools in the Griffin-Spalding County School System were placed in the “moderate concern” category, where 11 to 24 percent of a school’s classrooms were flagged.