The Accountability Division serves to provide all stakeholders with important information on the performance and progress of Georgia schools, districts, and the state. The division also improves communication between all Georgia public schools and stakeholders regarding federal and state education accountability initiatives. The division is also responsible for ensuring the state meets the accountability requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Finally, the division publishes the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) reports. Each school system has a dedicated Accountability Specialist to serve as a liaison between the Local Education Agency (LEA) and the State Education Agency (SEA) to provide support for all areas of accountability including, but not limited to, interpretation of the reports
The purpose of the Georgia Student Assessment Program is to measure student achievement of the state-adopted content standards and inform efforts to improve teaching and learning. Results of the assessment program are utilized to identify students failing to achieve mastery of content, to provide teachers with feedback about instructional practice, and to assist school districts in identifying strengths and weaknesses in order to establish priorities in planning educational programs.