As part of this mission, GOSA presents its annual report on Georgia's public education agencies. The Report Card was developed in compliance with both state and federal laws with the intent of measuring school performance as it pertains to the goals of student achievement and school completion. The report card includes school, system, and state level reports, which provide valuable information to educators, parents, students, and stakeholders.
The Georgia School Reports website
provides school reports for all public elementary, middle, and high schools in Georgia. The reports include A-F letter grades based on school performance as well as other information about schools, such as performance on state tests, the make-up of the student body, and the graduation rate. The purpose of these reports is to help parents, students, educators, and communities understand how their local schools are performing and focus improvement efforts on the most critical challenges.
Under the Federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), and as mandated by state law, Georgia is required to develop a Single Statewide Accountability System (SSAS) which includes awards and consequences. Awards are presented to schools that show excellence in student achievement and/or progress in student achievement. In conjunction with the GaDOE, GOSA sets the award criteria and publishes awards on its website.
The Georgia Private School Tax Credit Law (O.C.G.A. § 20-2A) allows for the provision of scholarships by student scholarship organizations for eligible students to attend accredited private schools. House Bill 283 (2013) waives certain criteria for eligibility if a school is designated as a ‘low-performing school.’ This section defines ‘low-performing schools’ for the purposes of this law.
The Financial Efficiency Star Rating (FESR) is based on the district's three-year average College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) score and the percentile of the three-year average per pupil expenditure (PPE). The PPE is calculated by dividing the district's expenditures by the district's fall enrollment count.