Governor's Office of Student Achievement

January Monthly Update

High School Graduate Outcomes Dashboard

GOSA launched the High School Graduate Outcomes Dashboard. This dashboard shows what public high school graduates do after graduation, providing actionable information for parents and educators to strengthen high school and post-secondary collaboration. 

For each graduating class from 2007 to 2014, this interactive dashboard shows:
  • The number of graduates;
  • Where students enrolled in college/universities;
  • The percentage of students working in Georgia;
  • The top in-state and out-of-state colleges/universities by enrollment;
  • The percentage of students who complete a degree or certificate;
  • The highest degree earned after five years; and
  • The percentage of students requiring remediation at Georgia public colleges in English and math.
As an example, the class of 2007 had 75,769 graduates from across the state. Here are some interesting facts about these students:
  • One year later, 60% of them were enrolled in a Georgia public or private college, technical college, or university. 10% were enrolled in an out-of-state college, and 20% were working in Georgia but were not enrolled in any postsecondary work.
  • Five years later, just 33% of the class of 2007 had earned some kind of postsecondary credential (certificate, associates, bachelors, or masters), and 23% were still enrolled but had not earned a credential. 43% were working without a credential and were not enrolled.
To view the dashboard, click here.

Click here for more information regarding the dashboard.
Innovation in Teaching Spotlight
Tabitha Ginther
A Zombie Apocalypse: An Introduction to Rhetoric
Northside High School
Muscogee County Schools
The Innovation in Teaching Competition recognizes and rewards Georgia educators who are using innovative strategies to advance student achievement.  Tabitha Ginther's unit uses a zombie apocalypse scenario to teach students rhetoric and rhetorical appeal. 
To view this video and other resources, click here.

Job Opportunities:

Summer 2016 Governor's Honors Program (multiple positions) 
CFC Round 3 Grant Announcement

On Jan. 18, Gov. Nathan Deal announced 48 local education authorities (LEAs) will be awarded more than $8.2 million from the third round of the Connections for Classrooms grant program, a collaborative funding effort between the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA), the Georgia Department of Education and the OneGeorgia Authority to help ensure classrooms across the state have the high-speed broadband access required for digital and blended learning. These funds will enable the LEAs, which include 47 districts and one state school, to receive $16.8 million in federal E-Rate funds, making the total investment of $25 million in school and classroom network infrastructure.

To view the announcement,
 click here.

For more information regarding the CFC Grant Program,
click here.

2015 Annual Reports

GOSA released annual reports for the Connections for Classrooms Grant Program and the Innovation Fund.

Connections for Classrooms helps Georgia schools and classrooms attain the high-speed broadband access required for digital and blended learning.

The Innovation Fund invests in public education entities that aggressively develop and scale programs that enable Georgia educators to improve student performance and to tackle our state’s most significant challenges in education.

Click here for the Connections for Classrooms annual report.

Click here for the Innovation Fund annual report.
Evaluation Reports

GOSA released evaluation reports for the Reading Mentors Program (RMP), the Growing Readers Program (GRP), and the Governor's Honors Program (GHP). Each report provides an overview of the program, describes the programs’ impact, and provides suggestions for further improvement.

Click here for the RMP evaluation report.

Click here for the GRP evaluation report.

Click here for the GHP evaluation report.

As the state's P-20 education agency, the Governor's Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) strives to increase student achievement, school completion, and life opportunities for all Georgia students. GOSA provides policy support to the Governor and ultimately the citizens of Georgia through:
  • Communicating meaningful education data to stakeholders;
  • Providing research support and data analysis on various education programs in Georgia to inform the Governor’s policy, budget, and legislative efforts;
  • Auditing education programs to ensure fidelity at the district and school-level to performance and accountability requirements; and
  • Identifying, supporting, and sustaining educational innovations that align with the Governor’s education priorities.
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