205 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SEAtlanta, GA 30334Local (404) 656-2800Toll Free: (800) 311-3627 (GA)Fax: (404) 651-8737Email:
The Georgia Standards of Excellence require that students gain, evaluate, and present increasingly complex information, ideas and evidence through listening and speaking as well as through media. The standards recognize that students must be able to use formal English in their writing and speaking but that they must also be able to make informed, skillful choices among the many ways to express themselves through language. It is important to note the impact of the standards on classroom instruction: building knowledge through content-rich nonfiction; reading, writing and speaking grounded in evidence from the text, both literary and informational; and regular practice with complex text and its academic language. The GSE will remain the standards for instruction through the 2024-2025 school year, and the newly adopted K-12 Georgia Standards of English Language Arts will be fully implemented during the 2025-2026 school year.
Georgia’s K-12 English Language Arts Standards were approved at the May 2023 State Board of Education meeting. Throughout the 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. These standards will be implemented during the 2025-2026 school year. The recently adopted standards documents can be found at the links below:
Content Area Standards
General ELA Inquiries Email: email@example.com