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Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS) (Captioned)

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Georgia joined with 44 other states and territories to develop a set of core standards for K-12 in English language arts and mathematics. The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent framework to prepare students for success in college and/or the 21st century workplace.

Watch Superintendent John Barge and Department of Education staff as they provide an overview of the new standards. NOTE: Future Common Core productions, will be archived on this webpage. All video resources are open-access and DO NOT require log in information or a password. Got questions? Please address them to: Jan Wyche, Common Core Coordinator: jwyche@doe.k12.ga.us.

This is the first in a series of livestreaming professional development sessions that cover the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards for English language arts, literacy, and mathematics. Subsequent workshops will begin airing January 2012.

For more information visit the Georgia Department of Education website.

The Common Core Georgia Performance Standards provide a consistent framework to prepare students for success in college and the 21st century workplace. Beginning January 25, 2012, through May 9, 2012, CCGPS Professional Learning will be made available to all education stakeholders via Georgia Public Broadcasting. The link for live and archived broadcasts is www.gpb.org/education/common-core.

About the Common Core State Standards

  • led by National Governors Association (NGA) and Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)
  • co-chaired by Governor Perdue
  • internationally benchmarked to ensure our students are globally competitive
  • received multiple rounds of feedback from states and national organizations representing educators {e.g., International Reading Association (IRA), National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)}


What do Common Core Georgia Performance Standards mean for Georgia's students, educators, and taxpayers?


Students of Georgia will:

  • benefit from rigorous knowledge and skills needed to succeed in college and careers
  • expect consistency with curriculum across all states
  • acquire relevant content and application of knowledge through high-order thinking skills


Educators of Georgia will:

  • share a clear, focused expectation of curriculum when working with parents and students
  • transition smoothly to CCGPS as a result of well-aligned GPS


Taxpayers of Georgia will:

  • recognize potential savings on textbooks and instructional resources as a result of a consistency in the development of materials across states
  • benefit from graduates ready for success in college and the 21st century workforce


CCGPS Timeline:

  • September 21, 2011: 3-4 p.m. CCGPS Orientation led by Dr. John Barge and DOE Staff
  • January-May 2012: Grade-by-Grade Teacher Professional Learning
  • 2012-2013: Classroom implementation
  • 2014-2015: Projected date for common assessment


The link for the CCGPS Orientation and all Professional Learning, live and archived, is www.gpb.org/education/common-core.