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Common Core Georgia Performance Standards

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. These standards represent a common sense next step from the Georgia Performance Standards. The Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI) is a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO).

  • Preparation: The standards are college-and career-ready.
  • Competition: The standards are internationally benchmarked, ensuring our students are globally competitive.
  • Equity: Expectations are consistent for all –and not dependent on a student's zip code.
  • Clarity: The standards are focused, coherent, and clear.
  • Collaboration: The standards create a foundation to work collaboratively across states and districts. Georgia's highly respected and internationally benchmarked GEORGIA PERFORMANCE STANDARDS (GPS) exemplify the rigor and complexity of Common Core Standards, allowing for ease of transition between GPS and CCGPS.

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Why Common Core?

The Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI) is a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO).

  • Preparation: The standards are college-and career-ready.
  • Competition: The standards are internationally benchmarked, ensuring our students are globally competitive.
  • Equity: Expectations are consistent for all –and not dependent on a student's zip code.
  • Clarity: The standards are focused, coherent, and clear.
  • Collaboration: The standards create a foundation to work collaboratively across states and districts. Georgia's highly respected and internationally benchmarked Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) exemplify the rigor and complexity of Common Core Standards, allowing for ease of transition between GPS and CCGPS.