Maximizing Student Achievement


 

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Health Survey: http://admin.doe.k12.ga.us/gadoe/sla/gshs.nsf/SuveyMS-v9a?OpenForm

CRCT Online Assessment System - Use your Georgia Student Identification number (you can get this from your teacher) and your password is education. Practice CRCT online tests to prepare you for the "real deal". Make sure to turn off you pop up blocker to use this site.

Study Guides for CRCT for student use

Cobb Virtual Library - to use this resource request the user name and password from the Media Specialist.

My Skills Tutor - Click on this link to practice skills in math, reading and language arts. Your login is your first and last name without spaces. If you have never logged in before, leave the password blank, then type in your lunch code when prompted to set your password. If you have logged in before, your password is your lunch code. You can use this at home to improve your skills.

NetTrekker D.I. - a online resource available for all students when they register at school.

Picasso - PICASSO is a portal that provides differentiated information to CCSD staff, parents, and students.

Georgia Department of Education

Spanish Grammar Exercises

History Matters - wonderful website to with history lessons and links.

Math Book Links -

For math resources use the link below:

http://go.hrw.com/gopages/index.html

To view your book in its entirety - click on this link - http://my.hrw.com/index.jsp

Then type in your user name and password:

Course 1 book (red) uses:User name: mabrymiddle6 Password: mathrocks
Course 2 book (blue) uses: User name: mabrymiddle7 Password: mathrocks
Course 3 book (green) uses: User name: mabrymiddle Password: mathrocks

Science Book Links:

http://my.hrw.com

6th Science - User Name: 6mabry Password: chargers
7th Science - User Name: 7mabry Password: chargers
8th Science - User Name: 8mabry Password: chargers

 

Lexiles and Your Child:

As the end of the school year approaches, we all become concerned with the “summer slide”. The summer slide is an alarming trend in which students who do not read on a regular basis during the break fall behind in reading achievement. The Georgia Department of Education has launched READ GA to help prevent this ‘summer slide’ and to keep our students reading and learning.


According to a recent Harvard research study, if students are encouraged to utilize summer hours to read between five and eight books that interest them and that are on their Lexile level, the effects will be the same as going to summer school. Let’s make sure our students have a good book in their hands when they are not in the classroom.


The Lexile “Find a Book GA” website can help identify books that students are interested in and are able to read. This tool can be found at: http://georgia.lexile.com or http://www.lexile.com/fab/ga. The Georgia Department of Education’s Lexile initiative information can be found at: http://www.gadoe.org/lexile.aspx . More Lexile information can be found on the Georgia Standards.org site at: https://www.georgiastandards.org/Resources/Pages/Tools/LexileFrameworkforReading.aspx Attached you will find a Find-a-Book GA flyer, a parent letter, and information that I encourage you to distribute with your students’ end of the year report card. As this school year culminates, it would be a great time to talk to students and parents about the importance of summer reading and demonstrate how they can use a Lexile measure to find wonderful books to read and enjoy.

Additionally, please encourage your students to use the public libraries in your area. Your school library media specialists may even have special summer hours for those students who do not have a public library nearby. The end of the school year is a busy time, but it is important to do all we can to make sure young people continue to learn and challenge themselves. We appreciate you joining our efforts to help students “Find-a-Book” and increase their reading skills. Thank you for helping make education work for all Georgia students.


Martha R. Reichrath, Ph.D.
Deputy State Superintendent Georgia Department of Education
Office of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
205 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive 1770 Twin Towers East Atlanta, GA 30334