The curriculum for Rome City Schools is based on the Georgia Performance Standards for grades K-12. The Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) provide clear expectations for instruction, assessment, and student work. They define the level of work that demonstrates achievement of the standards, enabling a teacher to know “how good is good enough.” The performance standards identify the knowledge and skills needed to problem-solve, reason, communicate, and make connections with other information. The GPS includes the content standards (the concepts/content a student is expected to master), suggested performance tasks, sample student work, and teacher commentary on that work.
The Georgia Performance Standards have been implemented fully in the following areas:
English Language Arts and Reading
Modern Languages & Latin
Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE)
GPS for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities
Rome City Schools continues to embrace best practices that are proven to increase student achievement. Decisions regarding curriculum and instructional approaches are focused on what will most effectively bring about successful learning for all students.
GeorgiaStandards.Org (GSO) is a one stop website providing administrators and teachers with a tool to assist in the implementation of the Georgia Performance Standards. Information contained in this site includes: standards and their associated elements, unit lesson planning, aligned resources, teaching frameworks, assessment samples, performance tasks, and teaching activities all designed to support and sustain standards-based teaching within your school.
Georgia Striving Reader Comprehensive Literacy Grant
Professional learning is the means by which educators acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to create high levels of learning for all students. Professional learning activities are focused on providing a safe, risk-free environment that is conducive to successful learning for all students.