During the October 18 Board of Education meeting, Cobb County School District leaders discussed the January launch of a new parent portal—CTLS Parent—that will show parents what their child knows and provide resources to help their child master other content areas. Initially, CTLS Parent will roll out to a select group of schools to serve as a proof-of-concept. The District will collect feedback from parents and teachers before CTLS Parent is expanded to all schools.
CTLS Parent is part of the Cobb Teaching and Learning System (CTLS). The innovative digital platform empowers teachers with information on what each student knows and what they don’t know so the educators can realign instruction time to help students achieve success.
The new parent portal was developed with input from parent focus groups. Parents helped District leaders understand what Cobb parents want to see about their children. The system will not only provide information, in real-time, about the progress their students are making, CTLS Parent will also give parents access to on-demand resources so they can support their children at home. The thousands of District-vetted resources will make up Cobb’s Learning Object Repository (LOR) within CTLS Parent.
“Parent engagement is critical to the success of the educational process,” said Cobb Superintendent Chris Ragsdale. “We have talked to parents. We have talked to teachers. With their help, we have developed a system that will help each student succeed, and I think CTLS could be used as a model to help students outside of Cobb succeed too.”
The Cobb County School District has already taken steps to pilot CTLS as the foundation of a new assessment model for Georgia. Learn more about Cobb Metrics here.
In addition to reviewing CTLS Parent, Cobb School Board Members also voted to name the new Smyrna-area middle school, Susan Todd Pearson Middle School, in honor of the longtime community volunteer who served on the Cobb County School Facilities and Technology Committee.
The District also announced that it will use voter-approved SPLOST V funds to build the Susan Todd Pearson Middle School in Smyrna, which will provide attendance relief to Griffin Middle School and Campbell Middle School.