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State Board of Education proposes revisions to CCGPS standards in ELA, math
Proposed changes posted for public comment for 60 days


 MEDIA CONTACT: Matt Cardoza, GaDOE Communications Office, (404) 651-7358, mcardoza@gadoe.org
Meghan
Frick, GaDOE Communications Office, (404) 656-5594, mfrick@doe.k12.ga.us  


November 12, 2014 – The State Board of Education has posted, for a 60-day public comment period, revisions to the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS) in English Language Arts and math. 

The standards were revised based on a formal review and evaluation process, as directed by an executive order from Governor Nathan Deal. The review and evaluation process included several survey opportunities, along with legislative and State Board of Education listening sessions. 

“Through this process, we have taken every opportunity to hear the concerns of educators, parents, and other stakeholders,” State Superintendent Dr. John Barge said. “It’s on the basis of that feedback that we are proposing these changes. This revision is not a retreat from our standards, but a refinement to ensure they are the best standards for Georgia’s students.”  

As part of the review process, survey feedback was collected and analyzed by the University System of Georgia. A working committee representing Georgia public school teachers, post-secondary staff, parents, and instructional leaders made revisions to the standards based on public feedback and recommendations from survey results for standards with less than 90 percent approval. ELA and Mathematics Advisory Committees then reviewed the recommended changes, and provided additional suggestions based on public feedback. 

An analysis of the results of the GaDOE Common Core Standards Survey for RESAs (Regional Education Service Agencies) is attached. View the proposed revisions here. To provide feedback on the revisions, contact one of the following:  

·         Pam Smith, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, pamsmith@doe.k12.ga.us

·         Sandi Woodall, Program Manager for Mathematics, swoodall@doe.k12.ga.us

·         Carolyn Waters, Program Manager for English Language Arts, cwaters@doe.k12.ga.us

·         Dr. Martha Reichrath, Deputy State Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, mreichrath@doe.k12.ga.us 

Note: Some survey respondents, as well as the Academic Review Committee, felt that certain standards needed to also be emphasized in the teacher guidance documents developed by the Department of Education for each grade/course and subject. Some of the recommendations to be emphasized in Guidance and Professional Learning include: phonics instruction; cursive writing; literature and informational text; traditional computing methods; and the memorization of addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts.

Message from Superintendent Dr. Noris Price
 Dear Parents/Guardians,

 

Baldwin County Schools will be undergoing system accreditation this school year. Accreditation is your assurance of Baldwin County’s academic excellence. Accreditation ensures a standard of quality among schools and universities around the world. It also validates the equivalency of diplomas and certificates to other accredited schools and universities. In addition, students in accredited schools become part of a worldwide network of quality institutions focused on student performance.

 

As part of this process, we need parents/guardians to complete the AdvancED/SACS survey focused on facilitating continuous improvement in our educational processes. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey. 

 

In order to complete the survey, please click on the link below for your child’s school - Baldwin High, Oak Hill Middle, Blandy Hills, Eagle Ridge, Midway, and Creekside.
                                                 http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/8927661
 
For Early College and Early Learning Center, please click here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3NB9GRC

If you have more than one student in our district, you will need to complete a survey for each school.

 

Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated.

 

If you have any questions about this survey, please contact our technology director, Vickie Harmon at vickie.harmon@baldwin.k12.ga.us  or call at 478.457.3313.

 

Thank you in advance for your participation.

 

Sincerely,
Noris Price, Ed.D.
Superintendent
Baldwin County Schools

 

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