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1 MONDAY, OCTOBER 18 TH, 2010 Factory Shoals Middle School 8 th Grade Parent Night Personal Responsibility in Developing Excellence

2 Supporting FSMS Box Tops for education Copy paper drive Purchase a Chick-Fil-a Calendar ($6.00) Join PTSA – meeting at 6:30 Speak at 8 th grade Career Day (November 12 th 8-10:45)

3 8 th Grade Staff Mr. Roark – Reading, LA, Math Mrs. Ford - Science Mr. Delfosse– Language Arts Ms. Hills – Math Mrs. Wright - Reading Mrs. Robinson – Guidance Counselor Mrs. Jimenez - Social Studies Mrs. Gladney – Language Arts Mrs. Smith – Math & Science Mr. Pennington - Spanish Mr. Hunter – French Team 8-1 Ms. Gilreath – Reading & Team Lead Mr. Harvey - Math Mrs. Whittingham - Language Arts Ms. Watson- Social Studies Mrs. Amadi - Science Team 8-2 Mrs. Callier – Reading Ms. McLaughlin - Math Mr. Oliver - Language Arts Mr. Terry -Social Studies & Team Lead Ms. Cagle - Science Team 8-1 and 8-2

4 Staff and School Website www.douglas.k12.ga.us Schools Factory Shoals Middle School Visit Website Select Teacher Name Assignments, Projects, Calendar, Links

5 2010-2011 Calendar Nov. 12 – 8 th Grade Career Day Jan. 5 – Report Card with 1 st semester grades Jan. 19 – 8 th Grade Writing Assessment Feb. 4 – 3 rd 9 weeks progress report Feb. – March – High School Registration March 21 – 3 rd 9 weeks report cards go home April 19– 29 CRCT April 27 – 4 th 9 weeks progress reports May – CRCT math and reading results, remediation May 20 – 8 th grade dance May 23 – 27 CRCT Retest June 3 – Final Report Card mailed July – CRCT retest information

6 8 th Grade Dance Friday, May 20 th (7-9:30) Tickets $15.oo (pre-sold – cash only) Semi formal (no blue jeans, tennis shoe, tuxes or limos) No media, lunch fines, or book fees No office/bus referrals (CRCT to Dance)

7 Douglas County Promotion Criteria (Student/Parent Handbook pg. 12) A student may be considered for retention if: Absences total 15 days or more Final grades include failures in any two or more of the core academic areas of reading, language arts, science, social studies, math or foreign language Performance indicates that additional remediation is needed in two or more core academic areas (A combination of any of the above may show greater need for retention than when only one indicator is present.)

8 State Promotion Criteria (Student/Parent Handbook pg. 12) No student may be promoted to the ninth grade except as provided below: No eighth grade student shall be promoted to the ninth grade if the student does not meet expectations on the reading and math sections of the CRCT (defined by Office of Student Achievement in accordance with O.C.G.A. 20-2-281) AND Meet promotion standards and criteria of Douglas County Absences total 15 days or more Final grades include failures in any two or more of the core academic areas of reading, language arts, science, social studies, math or foreign language Performance indicates that additional remediation is needed in two or more core academic areas

9 Georgias 8 th grade CRCT Results Subject2008 * % met or exceeded 2009 * % met or exceeded 201o * % met or exceeded Estimated # of students that will not meet or exceed in 2011 based on 300 students and 2010% Reading90%93%95%5% of 300 = 15 Students Math62%70%74&26% of 300 = 78 Students L. Arts91%92% 8% of 300 = 24 Students Science60%64%65%35% of 300 = 105 Students Social Studies 59%63%70%30% of 300 = 90 Students * 2008, 2009, 2010 CRCT key findings from the DOE website

10 CRCT Preparation –All Subjects Coach Books * – Triumph Learning (800) 221-9372 www.triumphlearning.com/GA (Coach GPS Gold Edition, Jumpstart, Progress, Workout, Ladders to Success) Spectrum Test Prep – School Box Spectrum Math – School Box

11 CRCT Preparation Online Odyssey (Math and Reading) Douglas County Website Compass Learning/Odyssey First Name Middle-Init Last Name Lunch Number OAS - All subjects (Douglas County Website) Your child should have his/her sign-on written in agenda GA Dept. of Education - All subjects (www.gadoe.edu) CRCTwww.gadoe.edu

12 Math Resources Helpful website: www.aaamath.com Then click on sort by subject or sort by grade level www.Coolmath.com Then click pre-algebra or algebra. (choose lessons, math practice, or go to the dictionary) Helpful State website: www.gadoe.org Then click on CRCT. Next find study guides then click more. Finally click on grade 8 study guide http://www.gadoe.org/ci _testing.aspx Find primary assessment then click on CRCT. Next find CRCT resources then click on content weights (GPS) * this will give you percent of each area of the GPS

13 How do I know if my child passed? The CRCT test is based on 50 -55 % as passing. Represent by a score of 800 Suppose the math test has 70 questions and your child gets 39 correct. Did your child pass ? 39 out of 70 is 56% But they did not pass. Why??

14 CRCT scoring In the CRCT there are test question which students take but are not counted. It can be between 10 or more questions. So if there were 10 test questions and your 39- 10 = 29 correct out of 60 which is 48 % 1. That is why we need to know the test.

15 GPS Standards Math Percentages

16 By knowing the percents we can help our students be successful? Your student should focus on their algebra skills, then number sense, and data analysis. 50 %, 22%, and 17 % = 89 % of the test.

17 Reading Resources Websites All CRCT descriptionswww.gadoe.org All students should practice on Odyssey 3 or 4 times a week for CRCT practice in Reading, LA, and Math. Odyssey from the Douglas County Schools website Vocabulary assistancewww.rhymezone.com www.factmonster.com www.vocabulary.com Click on library. Then, type in what you want to search for. www.thinkquest.org Ms. Gilreaths & Mrs. Calliers websites have recommended books to read. FSMS website

18 Language Arts Resources Writing Websites Colorado State Universities Online Writing Lab www.writing.colostate.edu Exemplars: Developing Writerswww.exemplars.com/materials/rw r/index.html Learning-Focused Writing Assignments K-12 www.learningfocused.com Purdue University's Online Writing Lab www.owl.english.purdue.edu ReadWriteThinkwww.readwritethink.org Write Sourcewww.thewritesource.com The Writing Site www.thewritingsite.org

19 Social Studies Resources Unit 4 Test for Ms. Watsons classes will be 10/27/10 & Mr. Terrys classes will be 11/1/10! www.linkstolearning.com/quizzes/crct/index2362.htm www.linkstolearning.com/quizzes/crct/index2361.htm www.americanbookcompany.com/GA/GA88ss.html

20 Science Resources www.pearsonsuccessnet.com Most students should have a login and password but if not see your science teacher. Science Fair Project: The project will be a large portion of your childs grade this nine-weeks. Please make sure your child in their effort to complete the project.

21 Questions We will now answer any general questions you may have. Teachers are available to answer specific subject area questions. Teachers from the gifted team are also available to answer specific questions. Please join the PTSA meeting in the cafeteria. Thank you for attending tonight!


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