Financial Efficiency Star Rating Archives

The historical and archival information found on this page is provided for general knowledge.  All information on this page corresponds to Financial Efficiency Star Rating (FESR) data from previous years.  Current year information is provided on the FESR main page as it becomes available.

2017 FESR

On January 26, 2018, GaDOE and GOSA released the 2017 FESR. The following related resources are available for download:

2016 FESR

On January 26, 2017, GaDOE and GOSA released the 2016 FESR. The following related resources are available for download:

2015 FESR

On July 14, 2016, GaDOE and GOSA released the first Financial Efficiency Star Ratings (FESR). The following related resources are available for download:

Authorizing Statute

O.C.G.A. §20-14-33 requires that the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA), in coordination with GaDOE, create a financial efficiency rating.  The law requires that GOSA and the GaDOE collaborate to “adopt and annually review, and revise as necessary, indicators of the quality of learning by students, financial efficiency, and school climate for individual schools and for school systems.”  Financial efficiency “may include an analysis of how federal and state funds spent by local school systems impact student achievement and school improvement, and components used to determine financial efficiency may include actual achievement, resource efficiency, and student participation in standardized testing.”  The rating must be based upon five stars.