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    Looking for ideas and strategies to share with your own children or other parents? GeorgiaStandards.Org (GSO) is here to help!

    GeorgiaStandards.Org allows parents easy access to information about the state’s curriculum standards. The web site also offers a variety of free resources to help you motivate and support your child’s curriculum at home while reinforcing the standards your child is working on in the classroom. Information for parents include:

    Common Core Georgia Performance Standards
    Georgia joined with 47 other states well over a year ago to develop a set of core standards for K-12 in English language arts and mathematics. On June 2, 2010 the Common Core State Standards were released. These standards provide a consistent framework to prepare students for success in college and/or the 21st century workplace. These standards represent a common sense next step from the Georgia Performance Standards. The Georgia State Board of Education adopted the CCGPS on July 8, 2010.

    Georgia Performance Standards
    The Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) gives clear guidelines for teaching the subjects, testing what students are learning, and the work students are doing. They explain the level of work (rigor) that allows a teacher to know "how good is good enough."

    Frameworks are the teaching and learning activities that help promote student success as it relates to the Georgia Performance Standards. They may include tasks (activities), rubrics (guides used to score lessons), and resources for the units.

    Testing Resources
    Testing Resources are available to help parents understand and students get ready for standardized tests. Choose to view explanations of the different assessment programs administered at the various grade levels as well as resources to help your students prepare. For general assessment program information, including currently scheduled test administration dates, you may also visit the Testing/Assessment Division website.

    ExPreSS Programs
    The Project ExPreSS Summer Program is a face-to-face, targeted, state-wide summer remediation program for high school students who have failed the Social Studies or Science portions of the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT). The program will allow student participants to take the Social Studies or Science portions of the GHSGT on the last day of the remediation program.

    The free Online ExPreSS Tutorial Program is also offered by the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) for high school students and certificate of attendance recipients who were unsuccessful on or who have not yet taken the Science and/or Social Studies Georgia High School Graduation Tests (GHSGT).  The Online ExPreSS modules are self-paced and are based on the instructional plans created for the summer ExPreSS Program. Students must have access to their Georgia Testing Identifier (GTID) in order to create their own registration account. Participants will be able to access both the science and social studies tutorial program.

    The Lexile Framework for Reading
    The Lexile Framework for Reading is a resource for parents and educators that focuses on improving early reading skills and increasing adolescent literacy. The relationships between the reading levels of a student to the difficulty of text, such as a book or magazine article, are called Lexile measures. These measures are then linked to scores on the Georgia Criterion Reference Competency Test (CRCT) and the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) Reading Assessments. Teachers, parents, and library media specialists can use Lexile measures to choose texts that are likely to improve the reading and comprehension skills of students.

    Special Education Services and Supports
    The Divisions of Special Education Services and Supports offer resources to parents of students with disabilities. You will find a guide to your rights and responsibilities, information about dispute resolution, and special education legal aid providers as well as links to major family organizations that can provide additional support.

    Gifted Education
    Find information about how students are identified for gifted education programs as well as information about other programs and opportunities for gifted students.

    Title I, Part A - Parental Involvement
    The purpose of parental involvement under Title I is to promote active engagement among local school officials and staff, education leaders, technical assistance providers, parents, parent advocacy organizations, parental involvement coordinators/ liaisons, and others working to improve student achievement and learning.

    Verizon Thinkfinity
    This comprehensive web site provides a wealth of educational and literacy resources for students, parents and after-school programs. The goal of Verizon Thinkfinity is to provide resources to strengthen problem-solving, creativity, and critical thinking skills; homework help; and interactive games and activities that make learning fun.

    Georgia Virtual School
    Georgia Virtual School (GAVS) offers online courses for middle and high school students state-wide. Students can take a course, directed by highly qualified, certified instructor, from an Internet-connected computer 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    Promotion and Retention Guidance
    Grade 3
    Grade 5
    Grade 8

    High School Information
    Graduation Requirements (English)
    Graduation Requirements (Spanish)

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