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 Georgia FIP: The Keys to Student Success


 

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Purpose 

The Division for Assessment and Accountability offers Formative Instructional Practices (FIP), a blended model of professional learning for Georgia educators. This resource assists educators in learning about formative instructional practices and use of these processes to improve teaching and student learning. FIP online content includes evidence-based instruction and assessment processes that assist teachers and students in collecting and responding to evidence of student learning in ways that facilitate greater student learning. A key expectation of FIP is that teachers develop the skills to guide students to take ownership of their own learning. Research has proven that FIP processes, when used appropriately during teaching and learning, increase student achievement. 

It is also important to know that FIP course content aligns with the performance expectations for Georgia’s teachers and leaders. See the Educators Section of this web page for the alignment of GA FIP to the Teacher Keys Effectiveness System (TKES) and the Leader Keys Effectiveness System (LKES).​

 

Organization of GA FIP Online Learning Modules

GA FIP online learning courses are primarily organized as a series of related professional learning topics. The course titles in the various series are below. It is highly recommended that courses in the Foundations series be completed first and sequentially.  

 

FIP Foundations Course Series


  1. ​Introducing Formative Instructional Practices
  2. Creating and Using Clear Learning Targets
  3. Collecting and Documenting Evidence of Student Learning
  4. Using Evidence and Feedback to Increase Learning
  5. Fostering Student Ownership of Learning
  6. Leading Formative Instructional Practices

Clear Learning Targets Course Series

  • ​Creating Clear Learning Targets for ELA in the Elementary School
  • Creating Clear Learning Targets for ELA in the Middle School
  • Creating Clear Learning Targets for ELA in the High School
  • Creating Clear Learning Targets for Math in the Elementary School
  • Creating Clear Learning Targets for Math in the Middle School
  • Creating Clear Learning Targets for Math in the High School​
  • Non-Core: Creating Clear Learning Targets in Physical Education

Reaching Every Student Course Series

  • Formative Instructional Practices: Reaching Students with Disabilities
  • ​Formative Instructional Practices: Reaching English Language Learners
  • ​Formative Instructional Practices: Reaching Gifted Students

Designing Sound Assessment Course Series

  • ​Designing Sound Assessments Overview
  • Creating and Using Rubrics
  • Creating and Using Assessment Rubrics
  • Creating and Using Assessment Blueprints
  • Creating and Using Written Response Assessments
  • Creating and Using Verbal Response Assessments
  • Creating and Using Performance Assessments
  • Creating and Using Selected Response Assessments
  • Designing and Critiquing Sound Assessments: Putting the Pieces Together
  • Implementing Evidenced-Based Grading

Accessing Georgia FIP Courses

Georgia FIP online began in 2013-2014. GaDOE purchased the original FIP online learning courses for use through the SLDS. K-12 educators can access the original courses through the Professional Development tab in the SLDS. Georgia FIP revised courses are accessible to educators through unique district office and school access codes. Additionally, access codes are based on the role of the educator as either a leader (administrative) or a teacher (learner). Both administrators and teachers can take courses after creating an individual online learning account using their role-based FIP access code and work email address. Those with FIP administrative accounts can monitor the online learning progress of staff. To create a FIP individual online learning account with a unique access code, use the “Login to FIP” link on the FIP webpage. Unique access codes are available from the district’s Test Coordinator.​

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