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Common Core Georgia Performance Standards

Georgia joined with 47 other states well over a year ago to develop a set of core standards for K-12 in English language arts and mathematics. These standards provide a consistent framework to prepare students for success in college and/or the 21st century workplace. These standards represent a common sense next step from the Georgia Performance Standards. The Georgia State Board of Education adopted the CCGPS on July 8, 2010.

What do they mean for Georgia?

Students of Georgia:

  • Rigourous knowledge and skills needed to succeed in college and or careers
  • Consistent expectations across states, regardless of whether they decide to go to school at Georgia Tech or UCLA, or find a job in Georgia, Maine or Indiana
  • Relevant content and application of knowledge through high-order skills

Educators of Georgia:

  • Clear, focused expectations that assist them in being on the same page and working together with students and parents for shared goals
  • A common-sense next step that is aligned to our Georgia Performance Standards

Taxpayers of Georgia:

  • Long-term potential savings on textbooks and instructional resources that come with consistent materials developed throughout the country

About Common Core State Standards

  • Led by National Governors Association (NGA) and Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)
  • Governor Purdue was selected by NGA to co-chair the initiative
  • Developed by standards experts and educators
  • Recieved multiple rounds of feedback from states and national organizations representing educators (e.g., International Reading Association (IRA), National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), and National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
Resource Link for Parents:
Georgia's Curriculum Website -
Common Core State Standards Initiative -
Forsyth County Parent & Community Guide