Facts and Figures

Bright from the Start

Ever wondered what to expect from your child as he or she grows and develops?  State standards and federal laws can help you know what to expect.

Bright from the Start Georgia’s Department of Early Care and Learning Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards (GELDS) are a set of high-quality, research-based early learning standards for children, birth to age five.

The GELDS answer the question, “What should children from birth to age five know and be able to do?”

They are a set of standards that are flexible enough to support children’s individual rates of development, approaches to learning, and cultural context.

They are divided into age groups and are aligned with the Head Start Child Outcomes Framework, the CCGPS for K-12, and the Work Sampling System Assessment.

Bullying Prevention Resources

For children and youth to thrive in their schools and communities, they need to feel safe and be safe — socially, emotionally, and physically. StopBullying.gov is a “one stop” site with information the federal government has prepared to help prevent and address bullying in communities.

The National Bullying Prevention Centrhas resources, videos, and information for schools, parents, kids and teens.

College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI)

The new statewide accountability system, the College and Career Readiness Performance Index (CCRPI) serves as the measure of accountability for all public schools and districts in Georgia.

Included in the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) data is the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI).

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Effective Student Discipline: Keeping Kids in Class

Phase I of this Georgia Appleseed report includes an analysis of student discipline data, a review of student discipline policies and an assessment of current state law in Georgia.

Georgia Appleseed Report on Student Discipline

Georgia Appleseed has released an Effective Student Discipline: Keeping Kids in Class, an in-depth assessment of public school discipline policy and practice in Georgia. Drawing upon comprehensive analysis of Georgia Department of Education discipline data and interviews with more than 200 public school discipline and safety stakeholders, the report culminates with their action recommendations for policy makers and parents, designed to help kids stay in school and on track for graduation.

Georgia Babies Can’t Wait Determinations

The U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) reviews all data that Georgia’s Babies Can’t Wait program submits each year in their Annual Performance Report (APR) as well as any revisions to their State Performance Plan (SPP).  Based upon this review, OSEP makes a “determination” about how the Babies Can’t Wait is performing. Click to read the Babies Can’t Wait determination letter” and the “response table” that explains how the determinations were made.

Georgia Coalition for Equity in Education (GCEE) and GNETS

In July 2015, the U.S. government determined that the GNETS program illegally segregates students with disabilities. The report also stated that this was in violation of Title II of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). GCEE is urging the state of Georgia to transform its separate and unequal educational program serving thousands of children with behavioral disabilities into a system that provides needed services and supports to integrate students into their own local schools.

Get all the information on GNETS and the DOJ ruling here.

Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) Data

No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) Data (student test participation, schools meeting and not meeting AYP, student academic performance on CRCT and High School Graduation test, and more)

Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) School Report Cards

School Report Cards include data regarding demographics, state and national test results, accountability, financial, and more.

Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) Special Education Data

Special Education Data (numbers of students receiving services, race/ethnicity, disability categories, where students receive services, test results, student indicators, and more)