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 Peach County High School On-site Audit Report

The report summarizes the reasons for, findings, and recommendations for the on-site audit.  The report also contains the district response to GOSA's findings and recommendations.

Updated June 15, 2017

2016 Georgia Milestones Assessment Audit State Board of Education Presentation

PowerPoint version of the presentation to the State Board of Education for the 2016 Georgia Milestones Assessment Audit.

Updated February 23, 2017

2016 Spring Georgia Milestones Assessment Audit 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 February 23, 2017

Spring 2016 Georgia Milestones Assessment Inquiry Form Results

Final Georgia Milestones Assessment Audit 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 16, 2017

Georgia Milestones Assessment Audit Process Document

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

Updated February 15, 2017

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 February 23, 2017

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
2016 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 5, 2016

2016 Dooly County Middle School Enrollment Verification On-site Audit Report

Report contains the findings and recommendations of GOSA's on-site audit, and Dooly County School District's response and corrective action plan.

Updated December 5, 2016

Enrollment Verification Process Overview

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

Updated December 1, 2016

2016 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 December 5, 2016

Withdrawal Code Verification Process Overview

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

Updated December 19, 2016

GaDOE Data Conference Presentation

The data audit presentation delivered at the 2017 GaDOE Data Conference

Updated August 26, 2016

 

Academic Auditing Archived Reports