The Division of Curriculum and Instruction supports research-based instructional practices and strategies for differentiated, innovative, and effective teaching and learning based on the State-adopted standards. Georgia K-12 teachers in collaboration with post-secondary educators, business and industry representatives, parents, and educational agencies and organizations work to develop challenging and relevant standards. Georgia standards are reviewed for revision on a regular cycle to stay current with an ever-changing, fast-paced, and technological global society. Georgia standards for all content areas, along with sample instructional resources, are available on GeorgiaStandards.Org.
Spring 2016 Update
On June 9, 2016, the State Board of Education approved the first Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) for Social Studies, which will be implemented during the 2017-18 school year following a full year of teacher training.
On March 31, 2016, the State Board of Education approved the first Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) for Science, which will be implemented during the 2017-18 school year following a full year of teacher training.
The purchase and use of instructional resources and materials are decisions made at the local school district and/or school levels. The Department of Education provides sample instructional resources that are aligned to the required standards. Local school districts/schools are responsible for determining the resources and strategies that will be used for instruction in support of their student needs and interests.
English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics
See below for links to the ELA and Mathematics Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) summary of changes for use beginning in the 2015-2016 school year.
Other Programs and Resources
Frequently Requested Information
GAtracs (Georgia Transfer Articulation Cooperative Services)
A partnership of Georgia’s educational organizations whose mission is to make course transfer information available to all Georgia citizens through an Online web portal .
- The PSC Call Center (800) 869-7775 is open from 7:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday except for state holidays.
- Email PSC at firstname.lastname@example.org
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