Office of School Improvement
School Improvement designs and implements a coherent and sustained statewide system of support to provide local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools in Georgia with necessary tools and resources as well as intensive support for schools not making Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).
School Improvement Services (NI-1 through NI-4)
The Division of School Improvement Services and Statewide System of Support provides a statewide system of support for all Title I schools on the Needs Improvement (NI) list in status 1-4 and coordinates the work of the following agencies: Georgia Department of Education, Regional Educational Service Agencies (RESAs), Georgia Learning Resources System (GLRSs), Education Technology Centers (ETCs), the SACS/CASI Partnership, and college and university representatives.
Alternative Education Unit
The Alternative Education Program is designed to provide some program flexibility at the local level for students in grades 6-12 who are more likely to succeed in a nontraditional setting.
Governor’s Honors Program Unit
The Governor's Honors Program Unit handles the Governor’s Honors Program, the Georgia Scholars Program, the Robert C. Byrd Scholarship Program, and the United States Senate Youth Program. All four are independent honors programs, with separate application processes, for high school students.
Teacher and Leader Effectiveness
The Division of Teacher and Leader Effectiveness impacts student achievement by providing programs and resources to enhance teacher and leader effectiveness that include the following: Title II, Part A grant awards, CLASS Keys and Leader Keys evaluation systems, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, and professional learning.
The Division of Federal Programs provides technical assistance, resources, and program monitoring of local education agencies to ensure that all children have an opportunity to obtain a high quality education and to achieve proficiency on high academic standards.