As of Friday, October 21, 2011
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CONYERS -- Schools are making improvements after system-wide site visits last month.
Officials with Rockdale County Public Schools in the offices of Teaching and Learning and School Improvement recently conducted principal data briefings at each of the 22 RCPS facilities, visiting with principals and school teams.
In the past, schools have had to report to the central office, said Rich Autry, chief academic officer in the office of Teaching and Learning. Now, system officials are visiting schools to assess quality control and review academic reports.
"We're here to help," Autry said, adding it is a lengthy undertaking. "We're here to make sure our schools are successful."
During the meetings, they review student achievement data and analyze it by grade, department and content areas. They also develop and assess school improvement goals, which were developed over the summer, and discuss safety nets, personnel concerns, school-based issues and central office support needs, among other topics.
RCPS officials also conduct focus walks to visit classrooms several times throughout the school year.