These efforts, led by the Office of the Governor in partnership with the Georgia Department of Education and State School Superintendent Woods, will address the English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics standards currently known as the Georgia Standards of Excellence.
We will continue to update this page as the standards process moves forward.
Public Comment on Updated Standards Drafts
The Georgia Department of Education has posted new K-12 Mathematics Standards for a 30-day public comment period. If approved, the standards will be implemented in the 2022-23 school year, following a year of teacher training.
The standards were initially posted for public review and comment in March 2021. Based on comments received at that time, Superintendent Woods convened additional working groups to review and consider, address, or incorporate feedback provided by Georgia's citizens, educators, and stakeholders. The drafts below reflect these updates.
In July 2019, we released surveys on the Georgia Standards of Excellence for Mathematics and English Language Arts. Both surveys were made available to all stakeholders, including teachers, educational leaders, business/industry, and community members. In total, from July 23 to September 26, nearly 14,000 Georgians completed the math survey and more than 11,000 completed the ELA survey. Results and key findings are below. from their responses are below.
Key Findings from the ELA Survey
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Citizens Review Committee
The Citizens Review Committee is composed of 21 members appointed by the Governor and State School Superintendent, representing parents, students, business leaders, educators, and concerned citizens.
Click here for a report on the Citizens Review Committee's feedback.
Click here for an overview of the Citizens Review Committee's January 27, 2021 meeting.
Click here for an overview of the Citizens Review Committee's December 6, 2019 meeting.
Academic Review Committee
The Academic Review Committee is composed of 18 members appointed by the Governor and State School Superintendent, including business and industry partners, academic professionals, and leaders from K-12 schools and districts, the University and Technical College Systems of Georgia, the Department of Early Care and Learning, the Governor’s Office of Policy and Budget, the Georgia Department of Education, the Georgia Association of Curriculum and Instruction Supervisors, and the State Board of Education.
Updates & Resources