Advanced Learning Program for 6th Graders

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					Advanced Learning
          Program
   for 6th Graders
  Lovinggood Middle School
           March 15, 2007
Terms
   Gifted - Defined by State
    of Georgia

   ALP - Advanced Learning
    Program

   AC - Advanced Content
    Curriculum
Georgia Rule 160-4-2-.38
     Cognitive
       > 96th percentile on composite score only
        of a standardized mental ability test
                           AND
     Achievement
       > 90th percentile on Total Reading,Total
        Math, or Composite score of a standardized
        achievement test
Must meet criteria in three of the four areas
At least one of the criteria must be met on a nationally
normed test
Data used to establish eligibility in one are may not be
used to establish eligibility in another area
Georgia Rule 160-4-2-.38
     Cognitive
       > 96th percentile on composite or appropriate component
        score of a standardized mental ability test
     Achievement
       > 90th percentile on Total Battery, Total Reading, or Total
        Math score of a standardized achievement test
     Creativity
       > 90th percentile on standardized creativity scale

       > 90th percentile on standardized creativity test

     Motivation
       > 90th percentile on standardized motivation scale
Screening Process
     ALL Cobb County students are screened for Gifted
      Services in 3rd, 5th, and 8th grades
     All screening is based on the most recent ITBS scores
     All current 8th grade students will be tested and screened
      for entry into the Advanced Learning Program this Fall
     No 6th or 7th grade students will be re-tested
     Students new to Cobb County who do not have current
      scores are eligible for testing
Participation in Advanced Content
Classes
    Language Arts, Social
     Studies and Science
        Based on student
         strengths
        Demonstrated on
         nationally normed
         achievement test (ITBS)
    All Identified gifted
     students served in at
     least one class
Qualification for Placement
   5th Grade ITBS Scores:
       Language Arts
       85 percentile or above in Language Arts and
        Reading Total + Language Arts Total > 170
       Social Studies
       85 percentile or above in Social Studies and
        Reading Total + Social Studies > 170
       Science
       85 percentile or above in Science and
       Math Total + Science > 170
      Criteria     Language Arts     Social Studies        Science

Achievement
(most recent        _________         __________          _________
available)           LA %ile            SS %ile            SC %ile



Supporting          _________
Achievement                            _________           ________
                   Total Reading
(Most recent                       Total Reading %ile   Total Math %ile
                       %ile
available)


Total Points
by Content Area:
Continuation Criteria
                All students held
                 to same
                 standards of
                 motivation and
                 achievement
                Must maintain
                 grade average of
                 80 or above
Funding Restrictions
   No  more than 21 students
    per class
   Teachers have gifted in-
    field certification
   Students are identified as
    gifted according to state
    rule
Transition
   Files are delivered to Lovinggood from
    elementary schools
   Students in good standing will enter as same
   Students are served from the first day of
    school to the last
   Students on probation for 1st time at end of
    quarter start fresh
   Students removed from program in
    elementary may apply for re-admission
What’s so different
   Elementary
       Pull-out model
       Unit-based
       Interdisciplinary Enrichment
   Middle School
       Core classes
       Advanced Content
       GPS based differentiated instruction
       Designed to prepare for honors and AP classes
Advanced Content Curriculum
   Based on GPS of
    regular course
   Appropriate depth
    and challenge for
    advanced students
   May involve
       Content
       Process
       Product
Questions???
   Contact Mrs. Trawick at:
       678-331-3015
       Linda.Trawick@cobbk12.org