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 Georgia MEP Statewide Goals

It was important for the current CNA to address the needs of migrant participants through measurable state goals in order to evaluate the effectiveness of project plans implemented and services provided by LEAs/ Georgia MEP Consortium. The goals were drafted within the seven areas of concern and the four goal areas[1] established by OME, as well as the concern statements developed during the current CNA process and the results gathered from the surveys distributed. Thus, the Georgia MEP was responsible for drafting the new state goals and after sharing them with MEP staff, regional and state CNA stakeholders, and Parent Advisory Council (PAC) members, they were unanimously approved for implementation. The new state goals presented hereinafter are:

Goal 1: Migrant students in elementary, middle and high school will improve their writing proficiency within the framework of the Common Core GPS English/Language Arts curriculum as measured by district-level implementation plans (IP) showing an incremental 5% point growth/improvement for students served during the academic year.

Goal 2: Migrant students in elementary, middle and high school will improve their Math proficiency within the framework of the Common Core GPS Mathematics curriculum as measured by district-level implementation plans (IP) showing an incremental 5% point growth/improvement for students served during the academic year.

Goal 3: The Georgia Migrant Education Program will improve school readiness by providing age-appropriate and effective at-home or facility-based projects that, at a minimum, address the five essential domains (language and literacy development, cognition and general knowledge, approaches toward learning, physical well-being and motor development, and social and emotional development). Improvement will be measured by district-level implementation plans (IP) showing an incremental 5% point growth/improvement for students served during the academic year.

Goal 4: The Georgia Migrant Education Program will continue to support current best practices to serving OSY/DO at the district level in addition to promoting new, comprehensive online resources that will foster English language acquisition, health and other relevant supplemental services for districts to use with migrant participants as measured by district-level implementation plans (IP) showing an incremental 5% point growth/improvement for students served during the academic year.

Goal 5: Migrant students in elementary, middle and high school will continue to meet and/or exceed their proficiency in Reading within the framework of the Common Core GPS English/Language Arts curriculum as measured by district-level implementation plans (IP) showing an incremental 5% point growth/improvement for students served during the academic year.

Goal 6: Georgia MEP SSP staff at the district level will improve their professional competencies when working with migrant participants for short periods of time by successfully completing at least four (4) online modules per academic year. This goal will be measured by online examinations, faculty/staff surveys, feedback from state & Regional CNA stakeholders in addition to demonstrating applied working knowledge in effective instruction in and outside the classroom as measured by state MEP staff observations.


OME’s list of seven areas of concern unique to migrant students include: educational continuity; instructional time; school engagement; English language development; educational support in the home; health; and access to services. Additionally, the following four goals for migrant children were originally established by the Office of Migrant Education (OME): School Readiness; Reading Proficiency; Mathematics Proficiency and; High School Graduation.

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 Contact Information

 
John Wight
Program Manager

Migrant Education and Refugee Programs
Phone: 404-463-1857
Cell: 404-821-9741
Fax: 770-408-4202
Email: jwight@doe.k12.ga.us​​​​
 

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