“I’m committed to ensuring appropriate, fully vetted standards that are developed based on public feedback, in time for teachers to receive ample training. I encourage all those who care about public education in Georgia to review the proposed standards and share their thoughts."
-- Richard Woods, Georgia's School Superintendent
The State Board of Education has posted, for a 60-day public comment period, the first Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) for science and social studies. If approved, the standards will be implemented in the 2017-18 school year, following a full year of teacher training.
View a simple overview of the science standards here and the social studies standards here. To give your feedback on the proposed standards, please go to the following surveys:
> Survey for Feedback of Revised Science Standards
> Survey for Feedback of Revised Social Studies Standards
The standards, if approved, will replace the current Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) in science and social studies with the Georgia Standards of Excellence. They were developed based on a formal review and evaluation process which included opportunities for teachers, parents and families, students, business and industry, and community members to participate through surveys and committees. Now, the public will have 60 days to review the proposed standards and provide feedback before the State Board of Education votes on whether to approve them.
Georgia's State School Superintendent
Richard Woods has over 25 years of pre-k through 12th grade experience in public education. > Read Full Bio