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12, 2014 – The
State Board of Education has posted, for a 60-day public comment period,
revisions to the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS) in English
Language Arts and math.
standards were revised based on a formal review and evaluation process, as
directed by an executive order from Governor Nathan Deal. The review and
evaluation process included several survey opportunities, along with
legislative and State Board of Education listening sessions.
this process, we have taken every opportunity to hear the concerns of
educators, parents, and other stakeholders,” State Superintendent Dr. John
Barge said. “It’s on the basis of that feedback that we are proposing these
changes. This revision is not a retreat from our standards, but a refinement to
ensure they are the best standards for Georgia’s students.”
part of the review process, survey feedback was collected and analyzed by the
University System of Georgia. A working committee representing Georgia public
school teachers, post-secondary staff, parents, and instructional leaders made
revisions to the standards based on public feedback and recommendations from
survey results for standards with less than 90 percent approval. ELA and
Mathematics Advisory Committees then reviewed the recommended changes, and
provided additional suggestions based on public feedback.
View an analysis of the results of the GaDOE Common Core Standards Survey for RESAs
(Regional Education Service Agencies) here. View the proposed revisions here. Access surveys to provide feedback on the proposed revisions here.
survey respondents, as well as the Academic Review Committee, felt that certain
standards needed to also be emphasized in the teacher guidance documents
developed by the Department of Education for each grade/course and subject.
Some of the recommendations to be emphasized in Guidance and Professional
Learning include: phonics instruction; cursive writing; literature and
informational text; traditional computing methods; and the memorization of
addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts.