Results-Based Evaluation System
Harmony Elementary School
Anne Marie Keskonis, Principal
Nancy Martin, Area Superintendent
Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) has developed an accountability system for improving schools called the Results-Based Evaluation System (RBES). RBES fairly and systematically measures a school’s progress, providing a process that clearly communicates expectations; reviews, monitors, and supports school performance; and evaluates that perfor- mance.
e Harmony Elementary school council
and school leaders collaborated on the high- lights included in this accountability report, which also serves as the school’s annual report.
e report provides consolidated information
on the school’s eectiveness, based on multiple measures and student characteristics. Please review this report to learn more about the school’s improvement eorts and progress.
Key Results from 2010–11 Local School Plans for Improvement
Local School Plans for Improvement are plans developed locally by school administrators, teachers, and parent advisory groups. ese plans outline school goals.
Goal: Harmony Elementary will pursue academic excellence in student reading and writing, resulting in measured improvement against local and national standards.
Results: On the reading/English language arts portion of the Criterion-Referenced Compe- tency Tests (CRCT) for grades 3–5, the percentage of students who met or exceeded standards increased from 93% to 97%. Reviewing achievement data for the CRCT, for the school overall and for groups of students, helps us identify gaps in achievement. is focus helps the school provide needed support as we work to close identied gaps and help every student to achieve his or her learning potential. We are excited about the progress made, including achievement gains in the Exceeds Standards range for the subgroup of African American students, increasing from 26.6% to 35.9%.
Goal: Harmony Elementary will pursue excellence and increase mathematics performance, resulting in measured improvement against local and national standards.
Results: Harmony students continue to perform well in mathematics, even as the curriculum becomes more rigorous. In math, 90% of the students in grades 3–5 met or exceeded grade- level expectations, surpassing the school’s CRCT passing rate of 87% the previous year.
Key Results on Improvement Plans
GCPS Promotion Requirements… Grade 4 Gateway Grade 5 Writing Gateway
State Promotion Requirements… Grade 3 CRCT Grade 5 CRCT
CRCT and Adequate Yearly Progress
2010–11 Highlights Staff Data Student Data
School Safety Perceptions
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