Georgia - Content Standards: Standards Authority

Area: 
Standards Authority
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

The State Board of Education has full authority to adopt standards.

Body: 

Under OCGA ยง20-2-140, the State Board of Education is required to adopt a uniformly sequenced core curriculum for grades kindergarten through twelfth (K-12). This uniform core curriculum must be the basis for the curriculum of each local unit, who may expand and enrich the curriculum, as it deems necessary and appropriate. At least once every four years, the state board, through a task force broadly representative of education interest and the concerned public, must review the adopted competencies and uniform curriculum.

Adopting Authority: 
State Board of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
Last Verified by NASBE: 
05/16/2016
Review: 
No review period