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Proposed Revisions to Social Studies Standards

On March 31, 2016, the State Board of Education postponed the adoption of the Social Studies Georgia Standards of Excellence for further committee discussion. Social Studies committee members reconvened on April 20, 2016, to refine the draft Georgia Standards of Excellence.
On May 5, 2016, the State Board of Education approved the posting of the draft standards for 30 days of public review and comment.  Based on survey data, the State Board of Education will review the standards for approval at the June 9, 2016, meeting. The tentative timeline for implementation will be during the 2017-2018 school year.

The survey was available from Thursday, May 5, 2016, through Friday, June 3, 2016, 5:00 p.m. E.D.T. The survey is closed. Thank you for your participation and feedback.

Drafts of Revised Standards

Please click on the following links to access the draft of the revised standards:

 K-12 Social Studies Standards
 K-5 Grade Band
 6-8 Grade Band
 American Government/Civics
 United States History
 World Geography
 World History


Review Crosswalks from Georgia Performance Standards to Georgia Standards of Excellence:

 K-12 Social Studies

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