The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) serves as the reporting and accountability agency for education in Georgia. As such, it is charged by law (O.C.G.A. §20-14-26) with inspecting academic records of P-16 schools to ensure that education institutions are faithful to performance accountability requirements.
In 2008, the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) launched its academic auditing program as an extension of its statutory role to report student progress and school completion in Georgia’s public schools. Through an academic audit, GOSA reviews student assessment data and other school records reported to the Georgia Department of Education to confirm accuracy and explore the effectiveness of local school initiatives in improving achievement. Valid data are crucial for improvement planning, education policy development, school funding, and determining the performance status of schools.
Education stakeholders with concerns about a Georgia public school or school system that would like GOSA to examine for a potential academic audit should fill out and submit the following referral form. Click here to access the referral form.
Reports: As GOSA completes academic audits of schools and local systems, it will make current reports available below for stakeholders.
Assessment Audit Reports and Resources
|Erasure Analysis State Board of Education Presentation||
PowerPoint version of the presentation to the State Board of Education for the 2015 erasure analysis.
Updated February 17, 2016
|2015 Spring Georgia Milestones EOG/EOC Erasure Analysis Desktop Audit Results||
Erasure analysis report that identifies schools with classrooms requiring further inquiry, and why those classrooms were identified for further inquiry.
Updated February 17, 2016
|2015 Spring Georgia Milestones EOG/EOC Erasure Analysis Inquiry Form Results.||
Final erasure analysis report that summarizes LEA inquiry form responses for schools with classrooms requiring further inquiry, and GOSA's responses to the the LEA inquiry forms.
Updated May 20, 2016
|Erasure Analysis Process Overview||
An overview of the entire erasure analysis process from beginning to end.
Updated February 9, 2016
|Understanding Assessment Auditing Protocols and School Inquiry Form||
This power point explains the protocols that govern the erasure analysis audit and the information needed to complete a school inquiry form for classrooms of concern.
Updated February 11, 2016
|How to Read Milestones Classroom Data File||
This power point explains how to read the erasure analysis data files necessary for LEAs to conduct inquiries into classrooms of concern.
Updated February 22, 2016
Data Audit Reports and Resources
|2015 Enrollment Verification Inquiry Form Results||
Final enrollment verification report that summarizes LEA inquiry form responses for schools requiring further inquiry, and GOSA's responses to the the LEA inquiry forms.
Updated November 20, 2015
|Enrollment Verification Process Overview||
An overview of the entire enrollment verification process from beginning to end.
Updated August 24, 2016
|Withdrawal Code Verification Process Overview||
An overview of the entire withdrawal code verification process from beginning to end.
Updated September 9, 2016
|GaDOE Data Conference Presentation||
The data audit presentation delivered at the 2017 GaDOE Data Conference
Updated August 26, 2016