Toombs County Schools Integrates Assessment and Instruction to Achieve Student Gains

Lyons, GA

Georgia District Spreads Learning Success

When education leaders at Georgia’s Toombs County Schools began looking for an interim assessment program they could use across the district, they had specific goals in mind. Any program they adopted would need to be aligned to the Georgia Standards of Excellence, be able to predict student performance on the annual state assessment, identify students’ learning needs, and deliver teacher-friendly resources to help make personalized instruction available even in the busiest classrooms.


“Teachers are the heart and soul of the classroom . . . so any assessment program that was selected must be embraced by them. The district was looking for a program that enabled teachers to take a hands-on approach in the classroom, not just something that requires students to sit in front of a computer.” Tonawanda Irie, Curriculum Director