2013-08-14 / Society

Parents have access to education standards

If you have had the opportunity to have been in a school or talk to an educator in the last few years, you have probably heard the phrase “Georgia Performance Standards.”

The standards provide a clear expectation of what content is to be taught in Georgia’s Public Schools. GPS have been around for a few years.

Recently, Georgia joined with 44 others states, the District of Columbia and two territories, along with the Department of Defense Education Activity to implement Common Core Standards to provide high quality content and maintain consistency not only in Georgia but nationwide as well.

But what does Common Core Georgia Performance Standards have to do with parents?

That is a great question. Parents need to know what their child is learning in school. This helps parents know what their child will be expected to learn in a certain grade.

The Criterion- Referenced Competency Test will be based on the GPS and CCGPS that students have been taught this year as well as End of Course Tests at Early County High School.

Having access to GPS and CCGPS gives parents an opportunity to see the content that their child will be tested on.

Parents can find guides to grade level CCGPS and a link to more information about CCGPS by visiting the Early County School System website at www.early. k12. ga. us and clicking on the Parents tab or by contacting Tammy Storey by email at tstorey@early.k12.ga.us or by phone 229-359- 5310.

A Parent Information Session about CCGPS will be available for parents to attend Aug. 27, 2013, 6 p.m. at the Early County Middle School. Parents can register for the session at www.early.k12.ga.us.

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