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Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE)

GSE Surveys

The Georgia Department of Education welcomes your feedback and comments regarding this survey opportunity for review of the proposed Computer Science courses for grades K-8 based on the GSE for Computer Science.

• Georgia Standards of Excellence Courses for K-8 Computer Science Survey

World Languages

On January 17, 2019, the State Board of Education approved 7 new Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) courses for world languages. These courses will be implemented during the 2019-2020 school year.  The courses include 6 new Middle School Dual Language Immersion Courses and a Spanish for Native Speakers Level 3 course.

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Fine Arts

The Georgia Standards of Excellence have been created for all courses in Dance, Media Arts, Music, Theatre, and Visual Art. Full adoption for Georgia Standards of Excellence in Theatre and Visual Art begin in the 2018-19 school year. GSE are voluntary for the 2018-19 school year for Dance and Music and will be fully adopted in the 2019-20.

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Physical Education

On May 3, 2018, the State Board of Education approved the K-12 Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) for Physical Education. Full implementation begins in the 2019-2020 school year.

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Science

The current Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) for Science must be taught during the 2016-17 school year. The Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) for Science will be implemented beginning the 2017-18 school year.

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Social Studies

The current Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) for Social Studies must be taught during the 2016-17 school year.

The Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) for Social Studies will be implemented beginning the 2017-18 school year.

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[Watch] Marrying Social Studies and ELA - The Inquiry Method
[Watch] Thinking Like a Historian Social Studies Video Series

English Language Arts

All coding for standards and related instructional resources will be updated with the new GSE for use beginning in the 2015-2016 school year. For example, ELACC3RF3 will be changed to ELAGSE3RF3. All GPS and related documents in other content areas will be renamed to reflect the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) as revisions occur.

See below for links to the ELA.

ELA Standards K-12 Summary of Changes Revised for 2015-2016

Mathematics

As of February 19, 2015, the state adopted standards for mathematics are the Georgia Standards of Excellence.  These standards were approved by the State Board of Education (SBOE) for implementation beginning the 2015-2016 school year.

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