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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 well 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 the 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.​


​​Status of the New Standards: The adoption of revise​d academic standards for English Language Arts is expected in fall 2022. Teacher working committees are scheduled to complete revisions this summer. Their recommendations will be further reviewed by both an academic review board and a citizens review committee before being presented to the State Board of Education for approval to post for public comment. Upon the conclusion of the public comment, recommendations for revisions will be finalized and proposed to the State Board for adoption. Statewide training on the revised standards is projected to begin in spring 2023 with full classroom implementation and updated state assessments anticipated for the 2025-2026 school year.​​​

Rules and Guidance

Official List of State Funded Courses for 2022-2023 

  • State-Funded Courses-SBOE Rule 160-4-2-20 Updated 4 /5/2022 
  • Summary of Changes List of State-Funded Courses Updated 4/5 /2022​

Graduation Rule

Instructional Resources

Family Engagement Resources

 Contact Information

Breanne Huston, Ph.D. 
ELA/Literacy Program Manager
Phone: (470) 510-7488

Kellee Iverson, M.S.
Phone: (404) 565-2800

Andina Oglesby, Ed.S.
Elementary ELA/Literacy Program Specialist​
Phone: (​404) 565-2800​

Asha Jassani, M.Ed.
English Learner Program Specialist
Phone: (470) 426-7147

Sarah Welch, Ed.S.
Secondary ELA/Literacy Program Specialist
Phone; (470) 607-0443

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

Georgia Standards​​​