Why the need for a Measuring Stick?
Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS) Georgia has joined 44 other states, the District of Columbia (D.C.), and 2 territories, along with the Department of Defense Education Activity, in formally adopting a set of core standards for kindergarten through high school in English language arts, mathematics, and grades 6-12 literacy in science, history/social studies, and technical subjects.
The Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS) provide a consistent framework to prepare students for success in college and/or the 21st century workplace.
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Who has the KEYS?
Educator Keys: Teacher and Leader
The research confirms what every parent already knows: an effective teacher can make all the difference in the life of a child. In January 2012, the New York Times reported on a study that followed 2.5 million students over 20 years. Its findings were shocking: replacing a poor teacher with even an average teacher would raise a single classroom's lifetime earnings by about $266,000. This study is just one of many that have repeatedly quantified that effective teachers create positive impacts for students and that using student growth to measure teacher quality is a vital measure.
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Are We There Yet?
A Path for the Ready Graduate
At a time when many college graduates are struggling to find jobs, employers in many fields are struggling to find capable workers. College and Career Ready will align offerings with high-demand areas and reward graduates with high-paying jobs. Parents will notice their children have a sense of direction, focus, and eagerness to attend school.
Result: A graduate ready for college, career or a job.
Georgia's Career Pathways
College and Career Ready Performance Index