GOSA serves as the reporting and accountability agency for education in Georgia. As such, it is charged by law (O.C.G.A. §20-14-25) with inspecting academic records of P-16 schools to ensure that education institutions are faithful to performance accountability requirements.
Strategic Waivers School System (SWSS), formerly referred to as Investing in Educational Excellence (IE2), contracts provide local school districts with greater governance flexibility as a means to increase student achievement. Local Boards of Education (LBOE) can enter into multi-year contracts with the State Board of Education (SBOE) based on strategic plans developed in partnership with the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) and the Governor's Office of Student Achievement (GOSA). Outlined in these plans are specific school-level student achievement goals in addition to current federal accountability requirements. Progress toward meeting those goals is monitored by GOSA on an annual basis and reported to the SBOE.