On January 8, 2002, President Bush signed the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001 that reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). NCLB significantly raises expectations for states, local school districts and schools in that all students will meet or exceed state standards in reading and mathematics within twelve years.
NCLB requires all states, including the State of Georgia, to establish state academic standards and a state testing system that meet federal requirements. Georgia received final approval of its state accountability plan from the US Department of Education on May 19, 2003, and revisions to the plan were approved by the federal government on June 7, 2004.
The following link will take you to the website for the Office of Student Achievement. At the website are links for the Georgia Department of Education school report cards and the Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) reports generated by No Child Left Behind legislation. Both links provide you with information regarding summaries of performances on national and state assessments as well as other educational indicators such as attendance rates, demographics, and graduation rates. The information is reported for the school system and for individual schools within the system: www.gaosa.org
Information about the different assessments administered in grades K-12 can be found on the Georgia Department of Education website, www.doe.k12.ga.us. Click on “Student Testing” then click on the assessment for which you want more information.
What is the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI)?
CCRPI is a comprehensive school improvement, accountability, and communication platform for all educational stakeholders that will promote college and career readiness for all Georgia public school students. For more information on Fayette County schools please visit the following website: http://www.gadoe.org/CCRPI/Pages/default.aspx.
Fayette County Schools are in the process of implementing the Georgia Performance Standards, the new statewide curriculum based on scientifically based research and national standards. Some content areas have been fully implemented, while others are being phased in over several years. Visit www.georgiastandards.org for complete information on curriculum objectives for each content area, the phase-in schedule, and FAQs.
View the brochures on the Georgia Department of Education's website: www.georgiastandards.org