In addition to publishing education updates, the Governor's Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) works with researchers in the field to conduct more in-depth investigations. Such research focuses on education programs' effectiveness by raising and exploring questions regarding student achievement from preschool through postsecondary education. These longer-term research projects and their findings will be posted as they are completed. Please check back periodically for more reports.
Georgia Dual Enrollment and Postsecondary Outcomes (Data last updated in December 2019)
Dual enrollment provides opportunities for Georgia high school students to take postsecondary courses and earn concurrent credit toward both a high school diploma and a college degree. Using linked data from the GA-AWARDS data system housed at GOSA, the reports below summarize trends in public school dual enrollment participation, course-taking, high school graduation, postsecondary enrollment, and degree attainment for the given years.
Georgia K-12 Teacher and Leader Workforce Report (Data last updated in December 2019)
The report provides a snapshot of the current K-12 teacher and leader workforce during the 2017-2018 school year. Created at the request of the Alliance of Education Agency Heads (AEAH), the report uses data from the GA-AWARDS data system and the Teachers Retirement System of Georgia. The report includes summary statistics on teacher and leader workforce characteristics, production, retention, and retirement eligibility.
Georgia Higher Learning and Earnings (Data last updated in April 2020)
The Georgia Higher Learning and Earnings (GHLE) project provides information on earnings information for Georgia technical college and college/university graduates who work in Georgia after earning their degrees. The project includes an interactive dashboard, report, and summary of findings that explore earnings patters by degree type, program of study/major, and technical college and college/university.
Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Program End of School Year Report (Data last updated in December 2019)
The Georgia Special Needs Scholarship (GSNS) Program, created by Senate Bill 10 (SB10) during Georgia’s 2007 Legislative Session, provides eligible special education students with the opportunity to attend another public or a private school. Each year, the GaDOE conducts an End of School Year Report.