The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) serves as the reporting and accountability agency for education in Georgia. As such, GOSA is charged by law (O.C.G.A. § 20-14-35 and O.C.G.A. § 20-14-36) with inspecting academic records of schools to ensure that education institutions are faithful to performance accountability requirements. Through an academic audit, GOSA reviews student assessment data and other school records reported to the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) to confirm accuracy and explore the effectiveness of local school initiatives in improving achievement. GOSA uses data from state standardized assessments to assist in making educational policy decisions and provide a measure of students’ academic performance, as well as the schools’ effectiveness and adherence to prescribed standards. The Assessment Division at GaDOE oversees the development and administration of the Georgia Milestones Assessment System (Georgia Milestones) End of Grade (EOG) for grades 3-8 and End of Course (EOC) assessments in ten high school courses.
(Updated Mar. 2019)