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The West Georgia RESA School Improvement Team, in collaboration with West Central GLRS, West Georgia ETC and Safe and Drug Free Schools, works to support teachers and administrators in developing and implementing sound instructional practices to improve student learning. For several years, the West Georgia RESA team has worked diligently across our seven systems to increase student achievement.
Our philosophy is simple: Support and sustain school leadership to help create a positive school culture, develop teacher confidence in delivering Tier 1 instruction, and help schools develop a protocol to identify and provide intervention to students who have gaps in their learning.
Much of our time during the 2008-2009 school year was spent working with Needs Improvement schools to make student interventions a success. Our systems used different tools and products to identify students in need of intervention and to track progress of the interventions. We liked what we saw, but the feeling throughout the West Georgia RESA office was clear – we need screening tools and probes that are aligned to Georgia Standards and we need a database to track student data that is easy to use.
After numerous brainstorming sessions and several months of labor, GRASP was born. A FREE, comprehensive, user-friendly system that assists educators in identifying students in need of intervention, provides initial diagnostic information about student’s specific needs, and tracks the progress of individual students.The West Georgia RESA Team is committed to support the implementation of GRASP in our schools that are dedicated to making data-based instructional decisions for all students. If you would like more information about using GRASP at your school, please contact Rachel Spates at firstname.lastname@example.org