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State school board proposes changes to Common Core standards
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People in Effingham County, and across the state, can give feedback to education leaders on proposed revisions to the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards.

The State Board of Education has posted, for a 60-day public comment period, CCGPS revisions in English Language Arts and math.

A survey for commenting on the proposed revisions is available on the Georgia Department of Education’s Web site,

The standards were revised based on a formal review and evaluation process, as directed by an executive order from Gov. Nathan Deal. The review and evaluation process included several survey opportunities, along with legislative and State Board of Education listening sessions.

“Through this process, we have taken every opportunity to hear the concerns of educators, parents and other stakeholders,” State Superintendent John Barge said. “It’s on the basis of that feedback that we are proposing these changes. This revision is not a retreat from our standards, but a refinement to ensure they are the best standards for Georgia’s students.”

As part of the review process, survey feedback was collected and analyzed by the University System of Georgia. A working committee representing Georgia public school teachers, post-secondary staff, parents and instructional leaders made revisions to the standards based on public feedback and recommendations from survey results for standards with less than 90 percent approval. ELA and mathematics advisory committees then reviewed the recommended changes, and provided additional suggestions based on public feedback.