Title II, Part A - Supporting Effective Instruction

Supporting Effective Instruction

As a part of ESSA, the purpose of the Title II, Part A program is to increase academic achievement by improving teacher and principal quality. This program is carried out by: increasing the number of highly qualified teachers in classrooms; increasing the number of highly qualified principals and assistant principals in schools; and increasing the effectiveness of teachers and principals by holding LEAs and schools accountable for improvements in student academic achievement.

Professional Learning — the comprehensive, sustained and intensive approach to improving educator effectiveness resulting in increased student achievement (Georgia SBOE Rule 160-3-3-.04)

  1. It is the responsibility of the school principal, Local Educational Agency (LEA) leaders and state leaders to ensure that teachers and other LEA personnel engage in ongoing professional learning.
  2. Professional learning must be consistent with major research findings and best practices that result in the learning of all students.
  3. The professional learning component of the comprehensive improvement plan (CLIP) shall organize and direct all professional learning that enhances the knowledge, skills, practices, and dispositions of LEA personnel regardless of the funding source.
  4. The LEA plan for professional learning should be based on multiple data sources including, but not limited to, student achievement and teacher/leader effectiveness measures. The plan and its implementation shall be aligned to rigorous standards for professional learning.
  5. Each school shall assign the responsibility of a professional learning leader to facilitate the development, implementation, monitoring , and evaluation of the school's professional learning designed to be support and be an integral part of the school improvement plan. The plan for professional learning should be based on multiple data sources including, but not limited to, student achievement and teacher/leader effectiveness measures. The plan and its implementation shall be aligned to rigorous standards for professional learning

School Improvement

Georgia Department of Education seeks to provide a superior system of statewide support to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) in Georgia to advance school improvement efforts that positively influence student learning. The work of the School Improvement Division is to design and implement a coherent and sustained statewide system of support and process for improvement. In addition, the division provides districts and schools in Georgia with tools and resources, as well as intensive support and professional learning for all schools, including those with significant student achievement issues. Office of School Improvement

TKES/LKES

Because teacher and leader effectiveness impacts student achievement, Georgia Department of Education promotes and supports the effectiveness of educators to improve student learning in every classroom in the state. Teacher Keys Effectiveness System (TKES) and Leader Keys Effectiveness System (LKES) offer a process for evaluation and professional development for Georgia's teachers and leaders.

More about TKES
More about LKES


Dr. Angela Vinson
Director of Federal Programs
& System Test Coordinator

avinson@jeffcityschools.org


Parent's Right to Request a Teacher and a Paraprofessional Qualifications

In compliance with the requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act, the Jefferson City School System would like to inform you that you may request information about the professional qualifications of your student's teacher(s) and/or paraprofessional(s). The following information may be requested:

  • Whether the student's teacher-
    • has met State qualification and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction;
    • is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which State qualification or licensing criteria have been waived; and
    • is teaching in the field of discipline of the certification of the teacher.
  • Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals, and if so, their qualifications. 

If you wish to request information concerning your child's teacher and/or paraprofessional's qualifications, please contact your child's Principal or Dr. Michael Miller, JCS Title II-A Coordinator at 706.367.7493.

If you have questions or need additional information about Federal Programs, contact:

Dr. Angela Vinson
Director of Federal Programs
& System Test Coordinator

avinson@jeffcityschools.org
706-367-2883

Dr. Donna McMullan
Superintendent
dmcmullan@jeffcityschools.org
706-367-2883