Evaluation of Innovative Programs

This page contains program evaluations of several of GOSA's innovative programs.  These evaluations serve to inform program staff on whether goals are being met and to provide information to stengthen implementation.  

Governor's Honors Program

The Georgia Governor’s Honors Program (GHP) is a residential summer program for gifted and talented high school students who will be rising juniors and seniors during the program.  The program offers instruction that is significantly different from the typical high school classroom and that is designed to provide students with academic, cultural, and social enrichment necessary to become the next generation of global critical thinkers, innovators, and leaders.

2015 GHP Annual Report (Released December 2015)

2016 GHP Annual Report (Released November 2016)

Reading Mentors Program

The Reading Mentors Program provides support in literacy instruction for selected K-3 schools. Language and Literacy Specialists (LLSs) are assigned to selected schools across the state for three years to serve teachers and administrators during the school year.  Through formative assessments, coaching, and professional learning, the program strives to increase teacher and leader capacity to deliver high-quality literacy instruction.

2015-2016 Mid-Year Evaluation Report (Released January 2016)

2015-2016 Year-End Evaluation Report (Released August 2016)

2016-2017 Mid-Year Evaluation Summary (Released February 2017)

RESA Growing Readers Program

The Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA) Growing Readers Program (GRP) is a K-3 literacy professional learning grant administered through the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA). The program aims to provide consistent and research-based professional learning to teachers on effective reading instruction to help more children read at grade level by the end of third grade. The GRP is part of GOSA’s goal to invest in universal RESA initiatives that ensure all regions in Georgia are receiving high-quality, replicable professional learning. 

2015-2016 Mid-Year Evaluation Report (Released January 2016)

2015-2016 Year-End Evaluation Report (Released July 2016)

2016-2017 Mid-Year Evaluation Summary (Released February 2017)

2016-2017 Year-End Evaluation Report Executive Summary (Released August 2017)

2016-2017 Year-End Evaluation Report (Released August 2017)