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 Assessment Working Committee

This committee will review statewide assessment requirements and needs, examine ways to take a more innovative approach to assessing students, strengthen formative tools, and make assessment data more timely and useful.


  • Assessment Alignment, Innovation and Improvement
  • Title I Part B Assessment Grants


  • 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.


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

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