Forsyth County





    Georgia has adopted the Common Core State Standards along with 47 other states across the nation.  The development of national standards for K-12 English Language Arts and Mathematics was initiated by the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO).  These standards provide a consistent framework to prepare students for success in college and career. The standards can be viewed on the Common Core State Standards website or on the Georgia Department of Education website
    Quick Links:
    Georgia's Curriculum Website:
    Common Core State Standards Initiative:
    Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC):
    National PTA Common Core State Standards Initiative:
    Click HERE  
    What does the CCGPS mean for Forsyth County Schools?


    Click HERE to access a presentation for parents and community members of Forsyth County Schools to orient you to the CCGPS and our plan for implementation.  
          Forsyth County Schools will . .
          •  Develop K-12 Learning Progressions       for parents and students to clearly       communicate performance standard
          •  Revise Pacing Guides, Unit       Frameworks, and Benchmark       Assessments to align to the new       standards
          •  Update the Standards-Based Report       Cards K-5 to reflect new learning       expectation
          •   Provide high quality learning, support,       and resources for our professional       educators
    National PTA Parents' Guide to Student Success 
    The Parents’ Guide to Student Success (English and Spanish) was developed in response to the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics that more than 40 states have adopted.  Created by teachers, parents, education experts, and others from across the country, the standards provide clear, consistent expectations for what students should be learning at each grade in order to be prepared for college and career.    

    National PTA created the guides for grades K-8 and two for grades 9-12 (one for English language arts/literacy and one for mathematics).

    The Guide includes:

    Key items that children should be learning in English language arts and mathematics in each grade, once the standards are fully implemented. 
    Methods for helping parents build stronger relationships with their child's teacher.  
    Activities that parents can do at home to support their child's learning. 
    Tips for planning for college and career (high school only).
    Click HERE to access the Guides.   
    CCGPS Timeline
    The following chart outlines curriculum implementation and the associated assessment implications as Georgia moves to a National Common Assessment in 2014-2015 for ELA, Writing, and Mathematics.   
      2011-2012 2012-20132013-2014  2014-2015
     Curriculum Curriculum Awareness and Preparation for Transition Teach CCGPS K-12 ELA and K-9 Math    Teach CCGPS K-12 ELA and K-10 Math Teach CCGPS K-12 ELA and K-11 Math
     State Assessment Field Test CCGPS Items (CRCT)   Transitional Assessment with CCGPS Items  State Assessment with CCGPS Items  State Assessments for Science and Social Studies Only
     National Assessment  Pilot National Common Assessment (PARCC)Field Test National Common Assessment (PARCC) National Common Assessment for ELA, Writing, and Math (PARCC)


    Georgia is a member of the assessment consortium, Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC), charged with developing the national common assessment to be implemented in 2014-2015.  This summative assessment will be a combination of performance tasks and a more traditional end-of-year standardized test.  The combination of the two assessments will determine a student's proficiency level.  You can learn more about the PARCC assessment by visiting