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
2017 Georgia Milestones Assessment Audit State Board of Education Presentation

PowerPoint version of the presentation to the State Board of Education for the 2017 Georgia Milestones Assessment Audit.

Updated January 11, 2018

2017 Spring Georgia Milestones Assessment Desktop Audit Results

Georgia Milestones Assessment Audit Report that identifies schools with classrooms requiring further inquiry, and why those classrooms were identified for further inquiry.

Updated January 11, 2018

Spring 2017 Georgia Milestones Assessment Inquiry Form Results

Final Georgia Milestones Assessment Audit report that summarizes GOSA's findings and lists the schools identified for further inquiry.

Updated July 10, 2018

Georgia Milestones Assessment Audit Process Document

An overview of the entire Georgia Milestones Assessment Audit process from beginning to end.

Updated December 15, 2017

Understanding Assessment Auditing Protocols and School Inquiry Form Webinar Recording

This webinar explains the protocols that govern the Georgia Milestones Assessment Audit and the information needed to complete a school inquiry form for classrooms of concern.

Updated January 26, 2018

Understanding Assessment Auditing Protocols and School Inquiry Form

This power point explains the protocols that govern the Georgia Milestones Assessment Audit and the information needed to complete a school inquiry form for classrooms of concern.

Updated January 26, 2018

How to Read Milestones Answer Change Classroom Data File

This power point explains how to read the answer change analysis data files necessary for LEAs to conduct inquiries into classrooms of concern.

Updated February 23, 2017

How to Read Milestones Unusual Pattern Response Data File

This power point explains how to read the unusual response pattern data files used to identify testing groups of concern.

Updated February 23, 2017

Data Audit Reports and Resources

Document Description
2017 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 December 6, 2017

Enrollment Verification Process Overview

An overview of the entire enrollment verification process from beginning to end.

Updated September 6, 2017

2017 Withdrawal Code Verification Inquiry Form Results

Final withdrawal code verification report that summarizes GOSA's findings concerning the LEA documentation provided for those schools identified for further inquiry.

Updated October 26, 2017

Withdrawal Code Verification Process Overview

An overview of the entire withdrawal code verification process from beginning to end.

Updated August 4, 2017

GaDOE Data Conference Presentation

The data audit presentation delivered at the FY 2018 GaDOE Data Conference

Updated September 5, 2017

 

Academic Auditing Archived Reports