Elementary School Teaching and Learning designs support initiatives for schools to ensure quality implementation of the curriculum standards for the state of Georgia. Elementary instruction is for students in prekindergarten through grade five. Elementary School Teaching and Learning offers course syllabi in English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies for prekindergarten through fifth grade for parents' awareness of the expectations for the delivery of a consistent curriculum from school to school and teacher to teacher.
DCSD Assessment and Accountability The state of Georgia requires the assessment of all students enrolled in its K–12 public schools. However, aside from their accountability features, assessments also provide volumes of information regarding the progress of students and schools. Educators can gain large amounts of data for analysis and use it in planning, and parents can benchmark the academic growth of their student. The mission of Georgia's assessment program is to measure student achievement relative to the state mandated curriculum, to identify students failing to achieve mastery of content, to provide teachers with diagnostic information, and to assist school systems in identifying strengths and weaknesses in order to establish priorities in planning educational programs.
Kindergarten students in Georgia schools are assessed throughout the school year on the Georgia Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (GKIDS). GKIDS is a performance based assessment that will document your child’s progress on the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) and Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) throughout his or her kindergarten year.