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CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION K-12

The instructional framework for the Lanier County School System includes a rigorous curriculum that is aligned to Georgia Department of Education standards.  Research-based instructional strategies that engage students in rich learning experiences are implemented in all classrooms. Clear expectations for instruction, assessment, and student work guide effective teaching and learning so that all students are able to meet college and career readiness expectations.

This year, newly adopted Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS) were implemented in the areas of language arts (K-12th grade), mathematics (K-9th grade), and literacy in science, social studies, and technical education for middle and high school students. All other program content areas remain aligned to the Georgia Performance Standards (GPS).  Specific standards by grade level and subject may be found using the link below:

Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS)                                                                                   http://www.georgiastandards.org/Pages/Default.aspx 

 What do Common Core Georgia Performance Standards mean for Georgia?

Georgia adopted the Common Core State Standards along with 47 other states across the nation, and these standards provide a consistent framework to prepare students for success in college and/or the 21st century workplace.

  • A state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) with assistance of Achieve, ACT, and College Board
  • Co-chaired by former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue
  • Developed by standards experts and educators
  • Supported by rigorous international benchmarked standards
  • 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)}
  • Georgia's State Board of Education adopted the English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Literacy for Science, History/Social Studies, and Technical Subjects CCGPS on July 8, 2010.

The CCGPS for English language arts, mathematics, and literacy in science, history/social studies, and technical subjects will ensure that all Georgia students have an equal access and opportunity to master the skills and knowledge needed for success beyond high school. Effective implementation of the CCGPS requires support on multiple fronts, including strengthening teacher content knowledge, pedagogical skills, and contextualized tasks for students that effectively engage 21st Century learners. The standards create a foundation to work collaboratively across states and districts, pooling resources and expertise, to create curricular tools, professional development, common assessments, and other instructional materials.

 Students of Georgia:

  • Rigorous knowledge and skills needed to succeed in college and/or careers
  • Consistent expectations across states for all students
  • Relevant content and application of knowledge through critical thinking, problem solving, modeling, and higher-order thinking skills

 Educators of Georgia:

  • Clear, focused expectations that are consistent across the state
  • Assists educators in working together with students and parents toward shared goals
  • A common-sense next step aligned to our GPS

 Taxpayers of Georgia:

  • Long-term potential savings on textbooks and instructional resources as a result of a consistency in the development of materials across states
  • Prepares Georgia students for college or careers beyond high school
  • Prepares a workforce for the future that is globally competitive

 CCGPS Timeline:

March 2011

Administrator Training via 16 Regional Education Service Agencies

September 21, 2011

CCGPS Orientation for all Stakeholders via Georgia Public Broadcasting

October – December 2011

Professional Learning Webinar Series for all Grade Levels

January – May 2012

Grade-by-Grade Teacher Professional Learning via Georgia Public Broadcasting

2012 – 2013

Kindergarten – High School Class Implementation

2014 – 2015

Projected date for Common Assessment