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 strengthen 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.

Download this pdf file.2015 GHP Annual Report  (Released December 2015)

Download this pdf file.2016 GHP Annual Report  (Released November 2016)

Download this pdf file.2018 GHP Annual Report (Released November 2018)

Download this pdf file.2018 GHP Infographic (Released November 2018)

GHP was not held in 2020 due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, so there will not be a 2020 annual report. GOSA plans to resume the program next year.

Governor's School Leadership Academy

The Governor’s School Leadership Academy (GSLA) provides high-quality, selective, statewide leadership preparation and support designed to develop high-capacity school leaders across Georgia. In partnership with Gwinnett County Public Schools and the Chief Turnaround Office, the GSLA will help ensure that every Georgia school is led by a transformational leader capable of maximizing student achievement.

Download this pdf file.2018-2019 Mid-Year Report (Released December 2018)

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.

Download this pdf file.2015-2016 Mid-Year Evaluation Report (Released January 2016)

Download this pdf file.2015-2016 Year-End Evaluation Report (Released August 2016)

Download this pdf file.2016-2017 Mid-Year Evaluation Summary (Released February 2017)

Download this pdf file.2016-2017 Year-End Evaluation Report Executive Summary (Released December 2017)

Download this pdf file.2016-2017 Year-End Evaluation Report (Released December 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. 

Download this pdf file.2015-2016 Mid-Year Evaluation Report (Released January 2016)

Download this pdf file.2015-2016 Year-End Evaluation Report (Released July 2016)

Download this pdf file.2016-2017 Mid-Year Evaluation Summary (Released February 2017)

Download this pdf file.2016-2017 Year-End Evaluation Report Executive Summary (Released August 2017)

Download this pdf file.2016-2017 Year-End Evaluation Report (Released August 2017)

Download this pdf file.2017-2018 Year-End Evaluation Executive Summary (Released October 2018)

Download this pdf file.2017-2018 Year-End Evaluation Infographic (Released October 2018)

Download this pdf file.2017-2018 Year-End Evaluation Report  (Released October 2018)