The Georgia Department of
Education’s strategic plan emphasizes transforming the agency into one that
provides meaningful support to schools and districts. The agency has developed
a common, continuous improvement framework to ensure that these efforts are
aligned across all agency divisions, departments, and programs. The Georgia’s
Systems of Continuous Improvement framework focuses on the systems and
structures (the “what”) that must be in place for sustained improvement in
student outcomes. It also utilizes a problem-solving model (the “how”) to
provide a clear process for identifying improvement needs, planning for
improvement, and implementing, monitoring, and evaluating the improvement
efforts. Click here.
What we envision for Georgia’s future:
Quality leadership resulting in effective instruction and learning for all
students in every Georgia region, district, school, and classroom.
Our Strategy: To provide a superior system of
statewide support to districts and schools in Georgia to advance school
improvement efforts that positively influence student learning.
Our role in getting to the future we envision: To
increase collective leadership capacity to understand what effective schools
and districts know and do, and to support the leaders to own their improvement
work on organizational systems.
The work of the Division of School and District Effectiveness is to engage with and support schools and districts in their improvement efforts, providing helpful tools, resources, and professional learning. The Division of School and District Effectiveness also collaborates with other entities within the Georgia Department of Education and external agencies such as the Regional Education Service Agencies (RESAs), the Georgia Learning Resources System (GLRS), and colleges and universities to provide district and school support. While the Division of School and District Effectiveness works with all Georgia schools and districts, the primary focus is on schools experiencing achievement challenges.