Brief | April 13, 2018

Georgia’s Rigorous Education Standards Will Bolster Its Future Success

How Georgia’s education standards and aligned assessments will help make young Georgians workforce-ready, military-eligible and crime-free

What happens in our classrooms today will determine Georgia’s future success. But some signs are troubling. For example, only about 30 percent of Georgia 8th graders are proficient in math or reading. If our young people are not well-educated, they will not be ready for college or careers, including careers in the military, and will be more likely to turn to crime.

Rigorous academic standards can help ensure the pipeline of well-educated recruits required by today’s all volunteer force.

Rear Admiral Casey W. Coane, U.S. Navy (Retired)

The Georgia Standards of Excellence and aligned assessments can help ensure that students learn the necessary skills at each grade level, so all students are prepared for success in postsecondary education, the civilian workforce, or the military, if they choose to serve.

This report outlines why the Georgia Standards of Excellence, along with aligned assessments, are the clearest way to demonstrate the state’s commitment to a world-class education and show measurable results.


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