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 English Language Arts Program

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​English Language Arts Georgia Standards of Excellence ​

The Georgia Standards of Excellence require that students gain, evaluate, and present incr​​easingly complex information, ideas and evidence through listening and speaking as we​​​ll as through media. The standards recognize that students must be able to use formal Eng​lish in their writing and speaking but that they must also be​​ able to make informed, skillful choices among the many ways to express themselves through language. It is important to note t​he impact of the standards on classroom instruction: building knowledge through content-rich nonfiction; reading, writing and speaking grounded in evidence from the text, both literary and informational; and regular practice with complex​ text and its academic language.​  The GSE will remain the standards for instruction through the 2024-2025 school year, and the newly adopted K-12 Georgia Standards of English Language Arts will be fully implemented during the 2025-2026 school year.

Newly Adopted English Language Arts Standards​

Georgia’s K-12 English Language Arts Standards were approved at the May 2023 State Board of Education meeting. Throughout the 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 school years, teachers will receive training and professional learning, new resources will be developed, ass​essments will be aligned to the updated standards, and communication will be provided to parents to ensure a smooth transition. T​hese standards will be implemented during the 2025-2026 school year. The recently adopted standards documents can be found at the links below:

 New ELA Standards​

Grade-band Standards


Check this page for more standards updates as adopted standards are added to SuitCASE.

Professional ​Learning Opportunities

Instructional Resources

Family Engagement Resources

 Contact Information

Breanne Huston, Ph.D. 
English Language Arts Program Manager
Phone: (470) 510-7488

Robin Cartright, Ed.D.
English Language Arts Program Specialist, Grades 4-6 

Kellee Iverson, Ed.S.
English Language Arts​ Program & Special Education Specialist​
Phone: (404) 565-2800

Andina Oglesby, Ed.S.
English Language Arts​ Program Specialist, Grades K-3
Phone: (​404) 565-2800​

Asha Jassani, M.Ed.
English Language Arts​ Program & ESOL Specialist​
Phone: (470) 426-7147

Sarah Welch, Ed.S.
English Language Arts​ Program Specialist, Grades ​7-12
Phone: (470) 607-0443

General ELA Inquiries   
Email: ela@do​e.k12​​

Georgia Standards​​​​​​