(Carrollton, Ga. April 18, 2016) Carroll County School District has been selected to receive the 2016 SSTAGE Star Award for Promising Practices at the system level. The SSTAGE Board of Directors considered the following characteristics of effective Pyramid of Interventions and Response to Intervention (RTI) practices:
* Effective systematic problem solving process at each tier
* Coordinated system of instructional/behavioral supports/resources
* Coordinated system of assessment and progress monitoring
* Job-embedded professional learning and ongoing teacher supports
* A systematic plan for parent/family communication and involvement
Cheryl Riddle, SSTAGE President, stated, “The Carroll County School District has demonstrated excellence by embedding RTI into its school improvement process with notable results. Thank you for sharing your innovative practices with SSTAGE. Your enthusiasm, team collaboration, dedication, and understanding of RTI will be an inspiration to educational leaders and teachers across the state of Georgia.” As a result of this honor, Courtney Rogers, Carroll County School’s Student Services Coordinator and other RIT district team members have been invited to present at several local and state conferences and workshops. SSTAGE invited the Carroll County School District team to present at the 2017 Promising Practices Conference in Athens on January 19, during which time the Carroll County District team will be recognized for their accomplishments.