The State Board of
Education approved State School Superintendent Richard Woods’ recommendation to
adopt the new K-12 English Language Arts (ELA) Standards at the May
2023 SBOE meeting
. The 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 school years will be
dedicated to teacher training on the new standards, with implementation to
follow in future years.
Drafted by Georgia
ELA teachers with input from educational leaders, parents, students, business
and industry leaders, and community members, the standards are designed to be
clear, understandable, and prepare students to meet future challenges and become
world-class learners. The standards feature built-in learning progressions
across grade spans and within grade-level concepts, allowing teachers to
remediate or accelerate learning as needed.
The standards were
first posted for public comment in November 2022 and, based on the comments
received, teacher committees were reconvened to make updates in response to
public feedback. Specifically, GaDOE responded to public feedback by
streamlining and strengthening K-12 learning progressions; cleaning up and
standardizing formatting; emphasizing grammar, usage, and mechanics; and
providing additional teacher clarity. The standards were posted for a second
30-day public comment period in March 2023.
2023-2024 and 2024-2025 school years, teachers will receive training and
professional learning, new resources will be developed, assessments will be
aligned to the updated standards, and communication will be provided to parents
to ensure a smooth transition.
The most recent
adopted standards documents can be found via the May
2023 SBOE agenda
. Scroll to the bottom of the agenda (D.1) and click to
find standards and supporting documents.
Check this page for
more standards updates as adopted standards are added to SuitCASE.