Curriculum standards are the learning goals and specific objectives connected to the content of all subjects which children are taught. Teachers use these to plan units of study and daily lessons.
Georgia Performance Standards
Catoosa County Schools utilizes the state adopted standards for as the basis of curriculum. Currently the adopted curriculum is the Georgia Performance Standards (GPS). These standards provide clear expectation for instruction, assessment, and student work. Teachers are expected to use CCPS Instructional Frameworks which includes an Opening, Work Session, Closing for the delivery of instruction. Pacing guides and curriculum units called "frameworks" are some of the resources used to support the implementation of the Georgia Performance Standards.
Common Core Georgia Performance Standards
Georgia joined a consortium of 47 other states over a year ago to develop a set of core standards for K-12 in English language arts and mathematics. On June 2, 2010 the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) were released. These standards provide a consistent framework to prepare students for success in college and/or the 21st century workplace. The Georgia State Board of Education adopted the CCGPS on July 8, 2010. Implementation for the CCGPS will begin in 2013.
All resources for GPS as well as the CCGPS and their corresponding resources can be found at the following links below: