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Comment period open for new social studies, science standards
Richard Woods state superintendent of schools
Georgia Superintendent of Schools Richard Woods is encouraging people to comment on on the proposed changes in how math and science are taught in public schools. - photo by File photo

ATLANTA — The State Board of Education has posted the first Georgia Standards of Excellence for science and social studies for comments until the middle of March.

If approved, the standards will be implemented in the 2017-18 school year, following a year of teacher training.

View a simple overview of the science standards on click here. To review the social studies changes, click here.

To give your feedback on the proposed standards, go to the following surveys:

For science standards, go to

For social studies standards, go to

The standards, if approved, will replace the current Georgia Performance Standards in science and social studies. They were developed based on a formal review and evaluation process that included opportunities for teachers, parents and families, students, business and industry, and community members to participate through surveys and committees. Now, the public has the chance to review the proposed standards and provide feedback before the State Board of Education votes on whether to approve them.

“I’m committed to ensuring appropriate, fully vetted standards that are developed based on public feedback, in time for teachers to receive ample training,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods said. “I encourage all those who care about public education in Georgia to review the proposed standards and share their thoughts.”  

Survey opportunities will close at 5 p.m. March 14.

Drafts of the revised standards are available at

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