Curriculum, Instruction, and School Climate
Division of Curriculum, Instruction, and School Climate supports evidence-based instructional practices and strategies for differentiated, innovative, and effective teaching and learning based on the State-adopted standards in support of a balanced curriculum for the whole child.
Georgia Standards of Excellence
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 on a regular cycle to stay current with our ever-changing, fast-paced, and technological society. All content area standards, along with sample instructional resources, are available on GeorgiaStandards.Org.
We recognize that students learn best in schools with positive climates, where people are engaged and respected. Simply put, if a child is not physically and mentally in attendance, learning cannot take place. To learn more about the importance of school climate and evidence-based solutions (e.g. PBIS) to improve climate please visit: School Climate.
Innovative Programs and Research
Innovative Programs and Research (IPR) provides the analysis, research, and tools to facilitate informed decision-making at the Georgia Department of Education. IPR’s work supports the GaDOE’s dedication to the provision of high quality service and support to ultimately ensure that students in Georgia’s public schools graduate ready to learn, ready to live, and ready to lead.
and Leader Support and Development
Division of Teacher and Leader Support and Development impacts student achievement by providing programs and resources to enhance teacher and leader effectiveness that include the following:
Title II, Part A grant awards; teacher and leader effectiveness systems; and professional learning.
The goal of the division is to promote and support teacher and leader effectiveness to improve student learning in every classroom in the state.
- Manages effective use of
Title II, Part A funds at the state and local level.
- Promotes effective use of professional development funds and activities to support school improvement.
- Maintains current data to Ensure Equitable Access to Effective Educators.
- Supports the Teacher Keys Effectiveness System and
Leader Keys Effectiveness System – Georgia’s teacher and leader evaluation and professional development processes.