The Division of Curriculum and Instruction seeks to provide rigorous and relevant standards, quality instructional resources and online professional learning materials that will help teachers and instructional leaders prepare students for high school graduation and post-secondary college and career opportunities. Georgia Performance Standards and the CCGPS resources and training information can be accessed at www.GeorgiaStandards.Org.
On February 19, 2015, the State Board of Education (SBOE) voted to rename the Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) to the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE). The current implementation of CCGPS in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics will continue until the end of the school year 2014-2015. The recently revised and SBOE approved ELA and Mathematics standards for implementation beginning for the 2015-2016 school year will be called the ELA and Mathematics Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE).
All coding for standards and related instructional resources will be updated with the new GSE for use beginning in the 2015-2016 school year. For example, ELACC3RF3 will be changed to ELAGSE3RF3. All GPS and related documents in other content areas will be renamed to reflect the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) as revisions occur.
The State Board of Education approved the revisions to the CCGPS in English Language Arts and Mathematics on January 15, 2015. See below for links to the ELA and Mathematics summary of changes for use in the 2015-2016 school year.
A complete listing of all ELA and Mathematics standards incorporating the changes will be posted along with instructional resources on GeorgiaStandards.Org in the Spring of 2015.
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