As we plan for any process or
performance, we first need to decide what success will look like. That
picture of success is usually found in performance standards. Below are
Georgia standards that describe success for students in their academic
performance, and that describe what effective teachers, leaders, schools, and
districts know and do.
After we have determined what success
looks like (based on performance standards), we then can measure the current
performance relative to those standards. Below are some of the ways in Georgia
that we measure the degree to which students, teachers, leaders, schools, and
districts are meeting the standards of success.
We can know what success looks like
(i.e., the standards), and we can determine the degree to which we are
succeeding based on the standards. We can then identify areas where we need to
improve. Below are resources that can help as we seek to improve the
performances of students, teachers, leaders, and schools.
- Leadership Guide to Georgia's School Performance Standards (formerly Implementation Resource Guide)
The companion document to the
School Keys, the Implementation Resource Guide is currently being updated.
Effective December 2014, the new name for the document is the Leadership Guide to
Georgia School Performance Standards. At this time two strands (Curriculum
Planning and Assessment) have been completed and posted for your use.
Additional strands are under construction and will be released during 2015.
There are times when schools and
districts may need support to improve processes and performances. The
Georgia Department of Education and Regional Education Service Agencies (RESAs)
offer different avenues of that additional assistance. Below are supports that
are offered to schools and districts.