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1 Making the Grade! Inman Middle School Dr. Betsy Bockman, Principal
774 Virginia Avenue, NE Dr. Betsy Bockman, Principal Mr. Greg Leaphart, Assistant Principal Mrs. Frances Pope, Assistant Principal

2 Dr. Betsy Bockman, Principal
Principal for six years Recognized by Governor Sonny Perdue as a “High Performing Principal” Designated as an Outstanding Principal by the Michael’s Family Award Received Outstanding Administrator Award from Urban Debate League

3 Leah N. Goodwin 8th Grade Physical Science Teacher
92% Meets or Exceed on CRCT school year for 6th Grade Science State Superintendent’s Distinguished Achievement Award for 6th Grade Science

4 Marissa Kalu-Thompson
Instructional Specialist Provide support and coaching for Teachers and Students Monitor the teaching and learning at Inman Middle

5 INMAN MIDDLE SCHOOL Located in historic
Virginia Highlands Atlanta, Georgia

6 Inman’s Faculty and Staff
2 Assistant Principals 1 Instructional Specialist 2 School Counselors 1 Program Assistant (PEC) 1 Media Specialist 1 School Nurse (part-time) 1 Social Worker (part-time) 1 Graduation Coach 55 Teachers (all disciplines)

7 Inman’s School Demographics
750 students ( ) 48% African American 40% Caucasian 4% Hispanic 4% Multiracial 3% Asian

8 Essential Questions: Turn to your neighbor and share!
1. What is it (that special something) a teacher you had helped you understand a new concept? 2. What kinds of programs do you have at your schools for students who cannot attend tutorial sessions?

9 Inman’s School Population
37% Free and Reduced Lunch 32% Gifted and Talented 11% Special Needs 1% English Language Learners

10 Inman’s School Population
Our three feeder Elementary schools are: Morningside Elementary Mary Lin Elementary Centennial Place Elementary

11 Inman’s School Population
Although all feeder schools lie within similar school reform team (SRT) or zone, the readiness of elementary students for the middle school experience is highly diverse based on their prior school’s instructional program.

12 Inman’s Instructional Program
All students take the following: 4 Core Academics Class 2 Connections/Electives (alternative days) 1 Enrichment Class, called ELT or Extended Learning Time

13 ELT Program During the “Extended Learning Time” or ELT, students are provided remediation and enrichment based on areas of deficiencies, interests, and other academic needs. Additionally, teachers are provided an additional hour of uninterrupted common planning time for each content area.

14 What does the Research Say?
Embedded Daily Time has been proven to increase student achievement and provide effective additional instructional time. Teachers are able to use multi-instructional strategies during ELT (i.e., project-based activities, learning centers, and other research-based multiple intelligence learning activities.

15 Inman’s Instructional Program
During the “Extended Learning Time” or ELT, students are provided remediation and enrichment based on areas of deficiencies, interests, and other academic needs. Additionally, teachers are provided an additional hour of uninterrupted common planning time for each content area.

16 Daily ELT Schedule 6th Grade Students 7th Grade Students
* (Handout)

17 Extended Learning Time - ELT
55 minutes per day (9:00a.m.-9:55a.m.) Each student receives an additional 3 hours of Reading/language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies per week based on their instructional needs.

18 Extended Learning Time 6th Grade Student Schedule
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 1st period- 8:40-8:50 Home Room 2nd Period 8:55-10:00 Enrichment Monday’s ELT Connections ELT/Nov ELT 3rd Period 10:05-11:00 ELA 4th Period 11:40-12:40 Math 5th Period 12:45-1:45 Science 6th Period 1:45-2:45 Spanish Band 7th Period 2:45-3:45 Social Studies

19 Extended Learning Time 6th Grade ELA Teacher Schedule
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 1st Period 8:40-8:50 Home Room Homeroom 2nd Period 8:55-10a.m. Enrichment Monday’s Extra Planning ELA Low ELA Medium ELA High 3rd Period 10:05-11:00 ELA Core 1 4th Period 11:40-12:40 ELA Core 2 5th Period 12:45-1:45 ELA Core 3 ELA Core3 6th Period 1:45-2:45 Planning 7th Period 2:45-3:45 ELA Core 4

20 Inman Making the Grade CRCT Growth by Subgroups in Math and ELA
Meets & Exceeds ELA 2004 Math 2009 ELA 2009 Black 80% 83% 90% (+11) 98% (+15) SWD 52% 50% 85% (+33) 95% (+45) ED 72% 75% 88% (+16) 98% (+23) White 96% 97% 99% (+3) 99% (+2) ALL 87% 89% 91% (+4) 98% (+9)

21 Other Support Programs Provided at Inman
Daily before/after school tutorials Monthly Content based “Boot Camps” Saturday School (February-March) “March Madness” CRCT Prep Boot Camp Parent Support Night Fall Semester (Providing Instructional support) Weekly Boys and Girls Club Tutorials at Centennial Place YMCA

22 Inman’s Brag Sheet Governor’s Office of Standards Award- Gold Banner Standard School-Exceeding the state average in all grades on Reading, English/Language Arts and Math CRCTs.

23 7th Grade Teachers received “Outstanding Effort” recognition from the National Middle School Association in their “Teams That Make a Difference” competition. (Student Achievement)

24 Inman’s Brag Sheet Second year in a row, Governor Sonny Perdue and Georgia’s State Schools Superintendent Kathy Cox recognized Dr. Bockman as a “High Performance Principal”. (Selected on data-based evidence showing the principal’s effectiveness in academic improvement of their school).

25 2007-2008 -2007 Title 1 Distinguished School
-Met 80%-89% of APS Student Achievement targets -Platinum Award winner-Greatest Gain in Student Meeting/Exceeding Student Achievement targets

26 Standard and Poor’s School Evaluation Services honored Inman as one of 96 Georgia School in 59 school districts to significantly close the achievement gap. - Georgia Department of Education honored Inman for achieving adequately yearly progress for five consecutive years.

27 Best Practices at Inman Middle
Embedded Extended Learning Time Extra Weekly Collaborative Team Planning Continuous monitoring of all instructional programs

28 Inman Is Making the Grade
Met/Exceeded district targets four years, resulting in monetary awards for all staff (meeting or exceeding 70% of targets). Honored by Standard and Poor’s School Evaluation Services as a Georgia school that has significantly closed the achievement gap.

29 Faculty and Staff Highlights in 2009
9 state of Georgia “Master Teachers”. 2 Milliken's Award’s recipients. G.E.M.S. Club sponsored by Ms. Schlegel (7th Grade Life Science Teacher) receives district-wide media coverage.

30 School Reform Initiatives
School Wide Enrichment Program

31 INMAN MIDDLE SCHOOL An Urban School Making The Grade!

32 Relevant Research Education Sector Reports: January, 2007 (Article: On the Clock: Rethinking the Way Schools Use Time-by Elena Silva)

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