ERIC Number: ED253604
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Semester Conversion. 1983 Implementation Guide.
Atlanta Public Schools, GA.
This update is designed to provide information on the conversion in the Atlanta public school system from a quarter to a semester plan. The major tasks, the semester schedule, and the recommended grading system are all outlined. A section on kindergarten provides material on proposed curriculum and support materials, the suggested weekly block of scheduled instruction time, and the grading and report card systems. For the elementary level (grades 1-5), information is given on the suggested weekly block for instruction, the individual process model of instruction, guidelines for maintenance of progress report cards, and the student progress report. For the middle grades (grades 6-8), details of curriculum updates in language arts, mathematics, science, and social science are given as well as examples of mid-semester and semester progress reports. At the secondary level, guidelines are provided for the following: (1) graduation requirements; (2) courses of study; (3) course requirements and sequence; (4) curriculum standardization; (5) policy and regulations for high school graduation; (6) courses for competency certification in life coping skills; (7) a high school report card; (8) reporting of credits earned; (9) a conversion table for units/hours of credit; (10) procedures for revising course offerings; (11) utilization of guides and textbooks; (12) career/academic advisement; and (13) Georgia Basic Skills Tests. (RDN)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Educational Change, Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Grading, Graduation Requirements, Kindergarten, Program Implementation, Public Schools, Quarter System, Report Cards, Required Courses, School Districts, Secondary School Curriculum, Semester System, Testing
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Atlanta Public Schools, GA.