Schoolwide Goals F2016 - S2017

Kristin Wolff

Supporting School-wide Goals - Fall 2016 - Spring 2017

GOAL #1: F2016 - S2017 - Exceed State Pass Rates for All EOC Milestones Each Semester

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Georgia Milestones End of Course Assessment Guides

American Literature and Composition

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GOAL #2 - F2016 - S2017 - Increase AP Pass Rates (3+) So That Each GAVS AP Test Pass Rate Exceeds State and National Goals

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AP Resource: F2016-S2017 - Shmoop

After teaching the first semester of American Lit/Comp, I have become very well acquainted with Shmoop as a student resource.


Despite my many please since the beginning of both semesters, most students did not utilize this invaluable resource right away.


After continuing to mention / include Shmoop examples in News Items, Class Bulletin Boards, Smores, and User Links, more and more students began to use Shmoop - especially after the mid-semester point, when they realized that this was the turning point in their grades.


This fall, I plan to assign Shmoop as part of students' first ELO, so that they are forced to sign-up for an account, and to use it as part of their Extra Learning Opportunity credit. My hope is that this initial encounter with Shmoop will set the tone for their use of this resource for the remainder of the semester, and beyond.


In addition to literature resources, Shmoop also has an Essay Lab to help with writing, as well as Word of the Day, College Readiness, AP, SAT, and ACT practice - as well as other disciplines.

F2016 - S2017 - I provided numerous AP Resources to Students' User Links:

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GOAL #3: F2016 - S2017 - 100% of Teachers Show Evidence of Utilizing Data Analysis Tools in Order to Improve Student Achievement

In Spring of 2017 I regularly visited the Analytics Portal within the GAVS LMS to determine which students required more assistance, and with which assignments and tests.


This feature was extremely helpful, because the data quickly pointed me to areas for remediation and enrichment in my course, some of which I were unexpected.


As a result, I created additional Smores for remediation and differentiation, which many students took advantage of throughout the remainder of the semester.


Please visit my Data Analysis Artifacts, here, for further evidence:

https://www.smore.com/gp22b