The Georgia Standards of Excellence for Science
On March 31, 2016, the State Board of Education approved the K-12 Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) for Science. The K-12 Science GSE should be implemented during the 2017-2018 school year. Please visit the Georgia Standards of Excellence for Science Webpage for resources and professional learning.
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.” Performance standards incorporate content standards, but expand upon them by providing suggested tasks, sample student work, and teacher commentary on that work.