Academic Auditing

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

Document Description
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

Document Description
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 March 7, 2016

 

Academic Auditing Archived Reports