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 Accountability Working Committee

This committee will examine Georgia’s current accountability platform, the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI), and help make refinements to the model, taking a responsible approach to accountability and finding a way to represent school performance in a public-friendly manner. The goal is to develop a tool that is flexible enough to align with the individual strategic goals of schools and districts, capturing and encouraging innovation while also providing useful data to guide improvement. The end result should be less cumbersome and burdensome for districts and schools, while still providing an accurate assessment of student achievement and school quality.  


  • Refinement/Enhancements of CCRPI as well as incorporating new indicators and subgroup reporting as required by ESSA 


  • Develop feedback questions for stakeholders for feedback sessions throughout the state
  • Discuss stakeholder input, U.S. Department of Education’s (USED) regulations/guidance, focus areas identified by the State Advisory Committee, and working committee-assigned portions of ESSA
  • Coordinate with other working committees to write Georgia’s draft state plan 


Georgia’s ESSA Working Committees report to GaDOE’s ESSA Leadership Team throughout the development process. The ESSA Leadership Team will ensure that benchmarks are being met and working committees are coordinating efforts to produce a cohesive draft ESSA State Plan.

The draft ESSA State Plan will be presented to the Advisory Committee for feedback. There will also be a review period for the public, State School Superintendent, State Board of Education, and Governor’s Office. 


Month Purpose
July 2016 Charge, Orientation, Overview and committee-specific information
Aug-Oct Stakeholder feedback will be shared with Working Committees as it is received*

Feb-June 2017
Presentation to Advisory Committee
June 2017
Public comment period; Governor, State Board of Education, State School Superintendent review; Overview to the House and Senate Education Committees
July-August 2017
If necessary, reconvene the Advisory Committee to make revisions
September 2017
Submit Georgia’s ESSA State Plan to USED
Note: Timeline and submission date tentative pending guidance from USED; USED must approve state plan no later than 120 days after submission. *Working Committees have the flexibility to meet as needed via- face-to-face or teleconference. 


The members of the Accountability Working Committee can be found here .​​​​