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    Teachers are a critical part of a child's learning process. They lead children through the learning process, challenging them not only to do their best now, but also to become lifelong learners, opening them to a broad and adaptive future. GeorgiaStandards.Org (GSO) is here to help educators achieve these goals. On this web site you will find:

    Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE)

    On February 19, 2015, the State Board of Education (SBOE) voted to rename the ELA and Mathematics standards to the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE). The recently revised and SBOE approved ELA and Mathematics standards for implementation beginning for the 2015-2016 school year will be called the ELA and Mathematics Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE).

    Georgia Performance Standards

    The Georgia Performance Standards provide clear expectations for instruction, assessment, and student work. They define the level of work that demonstrates achievement of the standards, enabling a teacher to know “how good is good enough.” 


    Frameworks are "models of instruction" designed to support teachers in the implementation of the Georgia Performance Standards (GPS). The Georgia Department of Education, Office of Standards, Instruction, and Assessment has provided an example of the Curriculum Map for each grade level and examples of Frameworks aligned with the GPS to illustrate what can be implemented within the grade level. School systems and teachers are free to use these models as is; modify them to better serve classroom needs; or create their own curriculum maps, units and tasks. 

    Resources & Videos

    A great number of resources are available that will enhance and support teaching and learning. Educators will find the right tools for easily building standards-based instructional plans as well as immediate access to the materials aligned to the Georgia Performance Standards. Included are over 1,200 videos demonstrating best practices for the classroom in addition to the following resources:

    • AP, ACT, SAT and PSAT
    • Educational Resources
    • English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
    • Gifted Education
    • Library Media
    • The Lexile Framework for Reading
    • Response to Intervention (RTI)
    • Special Education Services and Support
    • Teacher Tools for Integrating Technology
    • Teachers-As-Advisors
    • Testing Resources


    Training is comprised of resource materials provided by the Georgia Department of Education to assist the school systems with the full implementation of the Georgia Standards.

    • PBS TeacherLine