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Proposed Revisions to Science and Social Studies Standards

Overview

A formal review and revision process has been conducted for the K-12 Science and Social Studies Georgia Performance Standards (GPS). The review process included several public survey opportunities.

Teacher and stakeholder survey results informed the revision process for drafting K-12 Science and Social Studies Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE). A teacher survey was conducted from April 16, 2015, through June 15, 2015. An external stakeholder survey was conducted from August 10, 2015, through September 15, 2015.

Teacher survey feedback was collected and analyzed by University System of Georgia staff. Stakeholder survey feedback was collected and analyzed by staff from SEDL, an affiliate of the American Institutes of Research and staff from Georgia State University.

Working Committees representing K-12 Georgia public school teachers, post-secondary staff, parents, and instructional leaders from across the state made revisions to the standards based on survey results. Advisory Committees representing teachers from the Working Committees, post-secondary staff, business and industry, RESAs, parents, and instructional leaders reviewed the recommendations made by the Working Committees and provided additional suggestions for clarity and change based on feedback and survey recommendations.

An Academic Review Committee, consisting of representatives from the K-12 writing and advisory committees, K-12 instructional leaders, post-secondary educators, the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement, business and industry, and Department of Education leadership staff, reviewed and finalized the draft revised standards for presentation to the State Board of Education on January 14, 2016, for permission to post for 60 days of public review and comment.

Survey links were posted for a 60 day public review from January 15, 2016, through March 14, 2016, 5:00 P.M. EST.

This survey opportunity is now closed. Survey data and feedback will now be utilized to inform recommendations to the State Board of Education.

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